Politicians from both sides of the aisle have shown an outpouring of support for Arizona Senator John McCain, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer following an operation to remove a blood clot from his left eye.
Democrats and Republicans alike praised McCain's military service and wished him a full and speedy recovery. Here's how a few friends and colleagues reacted to the news of his illness:
President Donald Trump offered his "thoughts and prayers."
Former President Barack Obama, who ran against McCain in the 2008 presidential race, was among the first to respond, calling the decorated veteran "an American hero."
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John.- Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence also offered prayers and support.
As did his predecessor, former Vice President Joe Biden.
John and I have been friends for 40 years. He's gotten through so much difficulty with so much grace. He is strong - and he will beat this.- Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) 2017年7月20日
Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said McCain "is as tough as they come," followed shortly by a message from her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
John McCain is as tough as they come. Thinking of John, Cindy, their wonderful children, & their whole family tonight.- Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 20, 2017
McCain's running mate during his presidential bid, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, wrote in a Facebook post: "John McCain is one tough fighter - we know he'll face this diagnosis with courage and strength. Our family continues to lift John and his family up in prayer."
House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement that McCain had "earned the admiration of the entire nation," and offered prayers from his family and the House of representatives. "All of us, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans, are behind him," Ryan wrote.
Here are a few more words of support from McCain's fellow members of Congress, past and present:
John McCain is a hero, one of the most respected senators and a friend. The hopes and prayers of the nation are with him and his family.- Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) 2017年7月20日
Thinking about a hero, my Chairman, my friend John McCain. Stay strong!- Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) 2017年7月20日