Joe Biden Pays Visit To John McCain Following His Surgery

Friendship crosses the aisle for these two politicians.

After treatment and surgery related to his brain cancer diagnosis, Senator John McCain has been the recipient of well wishes and support from politicians on both sides of the aisle. Former Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly in Arizona last week, and Lindsay Graham and Joe Lieberman, the other two-thirds of the three amigos as McCain himself called them, have both paid visits to the senator in the last month. McCain, whose diagnosis with brain center was announced last year, has been unable to return to Washington, D.C. since December 2017.

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The McCain camp has been relatively private about the Arizona senator's treatment. It was announced last month that McCain would be undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection, and both friends and family have been rallying their support. 

"Going home to Arizona to be with my family," Meghan McCain tweeted earlier this week. "Thank you all again for your prayers, patience, understanding, and compassion during this time. It means the world to me and my entire family."

McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma last July โ€” the same type of cancer that Biden's son Beau underwent treatment for before his death in 2015. Per the New York Times, the two chatted for 90 minutes, mostly about the years they served together in the Senate. 

"I wanted to let him know how much I love him and how much he matters to me and how much I admire his integrity and his courage," Biden said. "I wanted to see my friend."


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