Yesterday, Arizona Senator John McCain announced that following surgery to remove a blood clot behind his eye, the surgeons had found that he has a brain tumor. The tumor is the same kind of tumor that Senator Edward Kennedy died from back in 2009.
McCain seems optimistic, Tweeting that he hopes to be back to work soon.
I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support – unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 20, 2017
It was good to see political opponents reach out and show their support, showing true class despite their differences.
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
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
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 20, 2017
However, as we all know, the Internet has a very dark side and many people chose to exhibit their ugly side after McCain’s diagnosis. Some even said the Senator deserved it because he was a traitor and RINO.
John McCain is pretty ok with taking away everyone's health care so excuse me if i don't have a well of sympathy for his brain cancer. 🤷🏻♂️
— Kevin Allred (@KevinAllred) July 20, 2017
#JohnMcCain isn't a "war hero"…He's a piece of shit. John mccain isn't a great politician…He's a piece of shit
— Jose Rios (@RiosJose559) July 20, 2017
.@DianaOrrock is the Nevada Republican national committeewoman.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) July 18, 2017
— Kim Crawley (@kim_crawley) July 20, 2017
You get the idea.
I don’t care if you hate John McCain’s guts because you disagree with his politics, no one deserves cancer. Social media is turning us into cold and callous people who say terrible things because we can hide behind a keyboard and computer screen. Would any of these people march into his hospital room and say this kind of stuff to his face? Hopefully not.
Have a little respect and decency for humanity. Despite whether or not you agree or disagree with his politics, the man served our country in war and in the Senate. He has a family that loves him very much and I can’t imagine the hurt they feel when they see these kinds of comments on Twitter and Facebook.
Sometimes it’s best to follow this rule: if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
Prayers to the McCain family and here’s hoping for a full recovery.