John McCain's distinguished career remembered

John McCain's distinguished career remembered

John McCain's distinguished career remembered

Dannel Malloy is ordering USA and state flags in CT be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of Arizona Republican Sen. The lawmaker and Vietnam War hero, who ran twice for US president, died at his home in Arizona at age 81.

President Donald Trump has faced criticism for his statement following the death of John McCain, which did not say anything kind about the late senator and war hero.

Hogan said in a statement that McCain "will forever remain one of most valiant heroes our country has ever known".

"At the request of the McCain family, I have also authorized military transportation of Senator McCain's remains from Arizona to Washington, D.C., military pallbearers and band support, and a horse and caisson transport during the service at the United States Naval Academy", Trump said.

"John McCain was many things - a proud graduate of the Naval Academy, a Senate colleague, a political opponent", Biden said in a statement.

McCain's successor is likely to serve until the 2020 general election, because the senator died after the deadline to file for the midterm elections in November. On Saturday, a procession will pass the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and arrive for a funeral at Washington National Cathedral. Trump has Tweeted his "deepest sympathies and respect" to McCain's family.

Bush and Barack Obama, who blocked the Arizona Republican's own White House ambitions, are among those expected to speak at McCain's funeral.

"Chris Shays said of McCain, "[He was an] incredibly gracious man, incredibly interested in talking to anybody who would stop and talk to him".

To gasps on the Senate floor, McCain gave a big "thumbs down", dooming the last-ditch GOP health care bill backed by the President, further earning the ire of Mr. Trump.

From prisoner of war to running for president, Arizona Sen.

On the Sunday morning news shows, those who knew McCain hailed the Arizona Republican as a principled and independent voice that will be sorely missed at a time of bitter division in Washington.

All five living former presidents - Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter - paid tribute to McCain's courage and character. "But I'd hope that whoever goes in there would have same dedication to country over party that John McCain always had".

"I'd like, decades from now, little children to ask their parents, 'Who was John McCain?' " Schumer said.

His leadership reconciling the relationship between the US and Vietnam-where he was held captive for more than five years as a prisoner of war-is a flawless example of the kind of man McCain was.

And McCain's survival through years of almost fatal torture and hardship in the Hanoi prison known as the "Hanoi Hilton" was made more impressive by his refusal to be repatriated before the release of all the American POWs captured before him.

Trump's statement comes a little over a week after he failed to recognise McCain during a signing of the John S McCain National Defence Authorisation Act, which lawmakers implemented to honor McCain's leadership of the Senate Armed Services Committee and his years of service in the Senate. May we be responsible enough to heed to his plea, wise enough to follow his example, and fortunate enough to have a career in service as long and accomplished as his. McSally is seeking the Republican nomination for the Senate seat in Arizona. Meghan McCain fired back in a tweet that Trump's attacks on her father "never stops being gross".

McCain cast a decisive vote a year ago that killed Republican attempts to repeal Obama's health care reforms.

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