The ravages of cancer are evident in the latest photograph of Sen. John McCain. The photo was tweeted out on Sunday by his daughter Meghan.
The senator was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in July. After his diagnosis, he briefly returned to the Capitol. However, since returning to his Cornville, Arizona compound for the Christmas break, the senator has been unable to return to the Senate.
Last week, Meghan McCain said in a Phoenix radio show interview that she hoped her father might return to the Senate by the summer. “I wish I had an exact date,” said McCain, who described herself as “very cautiously optimistic.”
The senator’s office continues to send out statements on his behalf, but other than tweets from his account, press releases, and his daughter’s tweets, the public has not seen or heard from him directly since December 2017.
The senator’s wife Cindy, in February, accepted the Munich Security Conference’s Ewald von Kleist Award on behalf of her husband. Former Vice President Joe Biden presented Cindy McCain with the award. In December Biden appeared on The View television show and consoled a distraught Meghan, who serves as a co-host on the show. His son died from the same form of cancer in 2015.