Sen. John McCain's Republican colleagues joined together in prayer Wednesday night after learning of his brain cancer diagnosis, according to one lawmaker.
Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) said he and other lawmakers were meeting on Capitol Hill to discuss ways to move forward on their planned Obamacare overhaul when they received news of McCain's diagnosis, FOX News reports.
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"We prayed. It was very emotional, almost stunned in disbelief. We asked Langford to lead us in prayer," Hoeven said.
McCain, 80, had been in Arizona recovering from a procedure to remove a blood clot above his left eye since Friday.
Following the procedure, doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix released a statement Wednesday saying, "Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a Glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot."
According to FOX News, McCain and his family are reviewing further treatment options, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
President Trump tweeted out a statement Wednesday saying, "Senator John McCain has always been a fighter. Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon."