Statement regarding Senator McCain's health

July 19, 2017

I was saddened to learn today about Senator John McCain’s brain tumor diagnosis. Arizona’s senior senator plays a pivotal role in the governance of our country and I am honored that I have had the privilege to discuss some of its most pressing matters with him and what the University of Arizona can do to help move us all forward.

Arizona and the entire country have long been accustomed to seeing our senator stand resolute throughout the years in the forefront of our national dialogue. Through his meritorious service in the US Navy, representing Arizona in Congress, and his influential role in global affairs, Senator McCain has long been an example of selfless leadership.

My thoughts and prayers, and those of the University of Arizona, are with Senator McCain and his family through this difficult period. We know Senator McCain has long been a fighter and will face this new challenge with fierce determination. John McCain is a great leader and I know I am not alone in hoping to see him back on the floor of the Senate very soon.