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Sen. John McCain asks son-in-law to ‘take care’ of daughter Meghan

Apr 30, 2018, 8:37 AM | Updated: Jul 1, 2018, 11:55 am
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PHOENIX — In a tweet that has since been deleted, Sen. John McCain’s son-in-law said the 81-year-old, who is battling brain cancer, asked him to take care of his daughter, according to a news report.

The Arizona Republic published that Ben Domenech’s social-media post went online Saturday night for a few hours before it was pulled down.

Domenech, founder of conservative website the Federalist, married Meghan McCain in November 2017.

The newspaper said Domenech’s post read:

John hugged me tonight. He asked me to take care of Meghan. I said I would.

The six-term Republican senator has been in home in Arizona recovering from cancer treatment and most recently had surgery in Phoenix for an intestinal inflammation.

The former Navy pilot was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in July 2017. He has undergone surgery for a brain tumor and another was found a few months later.

McCain has been at the family’s home outside of Sedona. His wife Cindy has been by his side and Meghan has been flying in regularly from New York, where TV morning talk show “The View” is taped.

Meghan McCain has posted several photos of her father at home in the past few months, the last of which were in February and March.

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