A day after announcing that he is combating a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., used his signature snark to warn colleagues that he will be returning soon to Washington.
“I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support – unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I’ll be back soon, so stand-by!” McCain tweeted Thursday morning, just hours after his office confirmed that he has been diagnosed with a tumor called a glioblastoma after surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye last week.
In a separate statement, McCain blasted reports that President Donald Trump is ending the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling Assad’s government, a move long sought by Russia.
If true, “the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin,” McCain said in the statement. “Making any concession to Russia, absent a broader strategy for Syria, is irresponsible and shortsighted. The administration has yet to articulate its vision for Syria beyond the defeat of [the Islamic State], let alone a comprehensive approach to the Middle East.”
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