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Sen. John McCain: I'm 'Feeling Good' and Will Be Back

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By    |   Wednesday, 02 Aug 2017 02:38 PM

Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that he was "feeling good" after beginning brain cancer treatment and vowed to return to Washington in September.

"It's a tough challenge, of course, but [I'm] getting the best care you can possibly have. I'm eating well and feeling fine, getting plenty of exercise," the Arizona Republican told "The Mike Broomhead Show" on KFYI-AM in Phoenix.

The interview was McCain's first after beginning treatment.

McCain, 80, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was expected to undergo radiation and chemotherapy, his office said last week.

The treatments would require the senator to miss two weeks that the Senate is to be in session this month.

He returned to Washington last week after his initial surgery to vote on Republican legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, but a bare-bones version failed 49-51 — as McCain cast the decisive vote.

However, the senator emphasized that he was working and that he would "be ready to go back to work in September.

"I'm doing the things we do during the recess — having meetings, appointments," he told Broomhead. "We'll be traveling around … the state.

"Look, the best thing … whenever you're faced with a challenge like this is stay busy."

McCain then added, jokingly: "I must say ... thank you for all the cards and letters and calls.

"It's been very deeply moving to me, even those who have said, 'I hope you die, but you're still a good guy.'"

McCain later posted this tweet about President Donald Trump signing the Russian sanctions bill:

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