McCain's Heartbreaking Request: 'Take Care of Meghan'

McCain's son-in-law tweeted about the request Saturday then deleted the post
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 29, 2018 2:00 PM CDT
Sen. John McCain speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – John McCain's son-in-law said Saturday that the ailing US senator has asked him to "take care" of his daughter. In a Twitter post that he subsequently took down, conservative pundit Ben Domenech said McCain embraced him as he made the request. Per AZCentral.com, the post read: "John hugged me tonight. He asked me to take care of Meghan. I said I would F--- you soulless crazies. F--- you all the way to hell." Domenech married fellow conservative commentator Meghan McCain in November. He publishes the online political magazine the Federalist. While some followers assailed Domenech for his tweet, many others wished him and the McCains well as the senator continues to battle an aggressive form of brain cancer. Domenech did not appear to clarify the content of his tweet after taking it down.

McCain had been recovering in the hospital following surgery to stem an intestinal infection up until his release on Saturday. Per the AP, staff members for the 2008 GOP presidential candidate say the surgery was related to diverticulitis, a condition where the colon develops small bulges that can sometimes become infected. The longtime Republican senator has been undergoing physical therapy related to brain cancer treatment at his family home near Sedona, Arizona, since December. He previously said he was planning to return to Washington in January but has remained at home. McCain has had frequent visits from family, friends and Senate colleagues.

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