Cindy McCain suggests former Vice President Joe Biden visited with Sen. John McCain
Diverticulitis is an infection or inflammation of the intestines. Sen. John McCain underwent surgery this month for an infection related to diverticulitis.
Cindy McCain suggested Monday that former Vice President Joe Biden, a longtime family friend, visited Sunday with her ailing husband, Sen. John McCain.
The wife of the six-term senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee recently noted in a separate tweet that the couple were back in their retreat near Sedona, following the senator's recent hospitalization in Phoenix.
McCain, 81, was said to be in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis. He is battling a deadly form of brain cancer, and has been in Arizona since Dec. 17.
"Enjoyed a wonderful visit from @JoeBiden yesterday," the senator's wife tweeted at 11:33 a.m. Monday. "Such good family friends. Enjoyed catching up!"
The two men have been friends for years.
Last year, the National Constitution Center awarded its Liberty Medal to McCain, a former prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, "for his lifetime of sacrifice and service." Biden bestowed the medal on McCain.
In accepting the award, McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, leveled a blistering attack on what he called the "half-baked, spurious nationalism" that seems to have inspired President Donald Trump's administration to retreat from the world stage.
Also on Monday, Cindy and John's daughter, Meghan, tweeted she would be returning to ABC's "The View." It appears as though she has been missing some tapings as she travels back and forth to Arizona to see her family.
Responding to a fan, Meghan said, "... I will be back on @TheView tomorrow!" She accompanied the tweet with emojis of the American Flag and a red heart.
The tweets from the McCain women came a couple of days after the senator's son-in-law, conservative pundit Ben Domenech, posted, then deleted, a tweet that said the senator asked him to take care of his daughter, Meghan.
"John hugged me tonight. He asked me to take care of Meghan. I said I would," Domenech wrote. "F--k you soulless crazies. F--k you all the way to hell."
It is unclear what prompted that tweet or what prompted Domenech to remove the tweet a short time later.
Republic interim national politics editor Dan Nowicki contributed to this report.
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