Joe Biden comforts Meghan McCain during his appearance on "The View." . The six-term Arizona lawmaker has missed votes in the Senate this week and did not attend a White House ceremony in which President Donald Trump signed the defense bill into law.
The statement says McCain looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible.
An emotional moment on Wednesday's episode of "The View", as former Vice President Joe Biden consoles Meghan McCain, whose father John McCain was diagnosed with the same brain cancer as Biden's late son, Beau. McCain, R-Ariz., was diagnosed with the same type of cancer in July. "I know you and your family have been through tragedy I couldn't conceive of".
"Senator McCain is now receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center for normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy", the statement said. If you can, please share this article on Facebook so you can help The Epoch Times. McCain, still suffering from the injuries he sustained as a POW in North Vietnam, was working as a military liaison to the Senate. The following October, his plane was shot down during a bombing mission over Hanoi. It is generally fatal, although with treatment, a sufferer can typically expect to live about a year, while only about five percent typically live more than five years.
Biden, 74, considered a run for the Oval Office in 2016, but decided against it, later citing the trauma of his son's death keeping him from the race. She quickly broke into tears, and Biden switched chairs to sit next to her.
Speaking through tears, Meghan asked Biden to bear with her, and explained that the parallels between his experience with Beau and hers with her father made his book too hard for her to read. I said, I know, and I mean this sincerely, I know if I picked up the phone tonight and called John McCain and said, ...
"Your strength, hope and fortitude are an inspiration to me and so many others daily", she wrote.