Meghan McCain posts another photo of her and Sen. John McCain
PHOENIX — U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) may not be spotted much in public, but the Arizona Republican can be seen posing for selfies on his family’s social media pages.
His daughter, Meghan McCain, first posted a photo of the pair last month, which was the first time he had been seen since he went home just before the holidays due to a viral infection.
The senator tweeted a photo of him, his wife, Cindy McCain, and Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald last month when Fitzgerald paid him a visit.
And earlier this month, Cindy posted a silly selfie of her and McCain during a sunny day in Sedona.
On Sunday, Meghan McCain posted another photo of her and her father on Twitter, with the caption “No place I’d rather be.”
No place I would rather be. ♥️🇺🇸🌵 pic.twitter.com/fihomzUiIL
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 18, 2018
In it, McCain was bundled up to avoid the northern Arizona cold and gripping a cup full of what appeared to be ice.
The father-daughter duo spent the weekend in Cornville, Arizona, where the family has owned a cabin for more than three decades.
There have been no official updates on the health of McCain, who has been battling glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, but in the photo the senator looked more frail than usual.
The typical survival period after a diagnosis is 12 to 15 months, though a small percentage live longer than five years. McCain was diagnosed last summer.
Doctors found a second tumor in his brain back in November. The discovery came just weeks after McCain tore his Achilles tendon.
The senator called his prognosis “very poor” in a September interview with “60 Minutes.”
“The prognosis is very, very serious,” McCain said. “Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. It’s a very poor prognosis.”
McCain was expected to return to the Senate in January, but that did not happen.
Meghan McCain told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos earlier this month that her father was doing well and that she was “cautiously optimistic” about him returning by the summer.
“I wish I had an exact date but I just don’t,” she said. “I am very cautiously optimistic about the summer, yes.”