U.S. Rep. Martha McSally is making an unscheduled return to Tucson to be with an ailing father figure.
Here is the statement released by McSally's spokesperson:
"The man who has been a father figure in Rep. McSally’s life for the last twenty years took a turn for the worse this morning in his battle against cancer and his health is rapidly deteriorating. Rep. McSally has to urgently fly back to Tucson this afternoon. She regretfully will have to reschedule the health care telephone town hall for the next available date. Due to this emergency, the Congresswoman will also miss votes on Wednesday and Thursday. Rep. McSally has already informed the Speaker of this unfortunate circumstance. She appreciates her constituents’ understanding during this difficult time."