Senator John McCain Dead at 81

Senator John McCain Dead at 81

Senator John McCain Dead at 81

McCain was diagnosed with gliobastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, last summer, and his family announced Friday he had chose to discontinue medical treatment because "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict". McCain was captured and held as a prisoner of war for more than five years. These are the messages of mourning and tribute to the Republican senator, war hero and conservative maverick.

In a joint statement, the former USA leader and ex-secretary of state said: "Senator John McCain believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our constitution, and from his heroic service in the navy to his 35 years in Congress, he lived by his creed every day". In a joint statement, Michelle and Barack Obama wrote, "Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did". Additionally, his courage, perseverance and ability to overcome adversity, in every facet of his life, will continue to inspire us all.

As time went on, McCain's resistance grew more direct and his words sharper.

"The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it", McCain wrote in his memoir, referencing a line from his favorite book, the Ernest Hemingway war novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Saturday as a man who made sacrifices for the greater good.

Who could succeed John McCain in the Senate? "At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years", his office said in a statement. John McCain, his one-time political rival, a "man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order". McCain and Palin went on to lose the 2008 election. John McCain, R-Ariz., greets Afghanistan war veteran Sgt. Luke Cifka on Capitol Hill on December 9, 2014.

Whether you voted for him or not, there is one thing most can agree on - he loved his family, he loved his country and he loved Arizona.

Thank you for signing up for the 5 Things to Know Newsletter. "When Mr Trump attacks women and demeans the women in our nation and in our society, that is a point where I just have to part company", McCain said.

John McCain, the longtime Arizona senator who twice sought the White House after spending more than 5 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, died Saturday. McCain was cleared of all charges but found to have exercised "poor judgment".

Former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin issued a statement mourning the loss of her "American Original" running mate Sen. In October 2017, McCain blistered Trump's "America first" foreign policy approach as a "half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems". "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" he shared.

Arizona Senator and Republican presidential hopeful John McCain participates candidates debate via satellite from St. Louis, March 2, 2000. McCain said that upon capture he was beaten by an angry mob and bayoneted in the groin.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, will appoint a temporary replacement to represent the state in the U.S. Senate until the next general election.

McCain has consistently spoken out anytime he thought the president was violating American democratic or national security norms, and continued to have his office put pressure on him as he was out of Washington receiving treatment this year. "With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family". With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family.

"A number of times they were strong in their tactics trying to get me to possibly embarrass my father and our country", McCain said. "We honour his lifetime of service to this nation in our military and in public life". This time, he won the nomination and faced Barack Obama.

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