Senator McCain reads memoir; 'The Restless Wave' set to be released May 22

McCain reads memoir set for release this month
Posted at 5:37 AM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 20:38:49-04

Senator John McCain has been absent from the halls of Capitol Hill for months. But, we are hearing from him this week with his bluntness about brain cancer and the time he has left serving in the U.S. Senate. 

However, the way in which he is speaking out is very unique.

His memoir, "The Restless Wave," will be released at the end of May and his familiar voice is leaping from the pages as McCain reads it aloud. 

The 81-year-old not holding back in the book and the audio obtained by ABC News

He has always been a strong critic of President Donald Trump and that is written down in black and white in the book's pages.

"His [President Trump] lack of empathy for refugees, innocent, persecuted, desperate men, women and children is disturbing," McCain read. 

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However, Senator McCain also spends time celebrating the country he served in both the military and the political arena - discussing what time he may or may not have left as he continues to fight brain cancer. 

"I don't know how much longer I'll be here," McCain read. "Maybe I'll have another 5 years... maybe I'll be gone before you hear this. My predicament is well... rather unpredictable." 

With whatever time he has left, McCain decides to make a plea to Americans to be civil in a tumultuous political climate. 

"Before I leave, I'd like to see our politics begin to return to the purposes and practices that distinguish our history from the history of other nations," McCain read. "I'd like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different."  

McCain has said that this will be his last term serving in the U.S. Senate.

The book will be released on May 22.