Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today about Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s recent breast cancer diagnosis. Below are his remarks:
“On behalf of the entire Senate, we acknowledge the prayer of the Chaplain today regarding Senator Claire McCaskill. Claire McCaskill, it’s known now, has breast cancer. She feels comfortable with the diagnosis. She’s in a place where they render great care, St. Louis, Missouri. We’re hopeful and very confident that she’s going to be just fine, but our thoughts are with her.
“Without belaboring the point, breast cancer is personally very devastating; not only to the patient, of course, but the family members who are doing everything they can in a compassionate way to support their loved one. We know Joe, her husband, is terribly concerned. But I sent a message to him that the treatment of breast cancer is so much better than it was just a few years ago that we believe that Claire will be okay. And we certainly hope that’s the case.”