Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Meghan McCain Shares Heartbreaking Tribute to Late Father John McCain

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The six-time Arizona senator was diagnosed with an aggressive tumor called a glioblastoma in 2017 after which he underwent a surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain.

As a candidate, Trump in 2016 claimed the decorated McCain is only considered a war hero because he had been captured.

"No person this century better exemplifies the great qualities of patriotism than John McCain", said Mitt Romney, former MA governor and Republican candidate for Hatch's seat.

Obama also recognized McCain's heroism, urging Americans to follow his example. Additionally, his courage, perseverance and ability to overcome adversity, in every facet of his life, will continue to inspire us all. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington.

"Senator John McCain was a true friend of Australia who was committed to strengthening the alliance between our two nations".

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote a thread of tweets saying, "John McCain was fiercely devoted to his family, his constituents, and his country". John McCain, his one-time political rival, a "man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order".

The former president signaled kinship with his former opponent in the 2008 presidential election, despite their differences in politics. John McCain following the death of his 2008 presidential rival. "I heard people scream in his face, holding him responsible for the deaths of POWs".

First Lady Melania Trump also expressed her condolences and thanked the Senator for his "service to the nation". I will remember the good times.

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John McCain is administered to at a Hanoi, Vietnam hospital as a prisoner of war.

And thought they were on opposite sides of the aisle, "We're like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers or something because of our points of view", Biden said.

File Photo of US Republican presidential candidate John McCain (L) and US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama take part in their first 2008 US presidential debate at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, in September 26, 2008. "With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. Our hearts and prayers are with you!" Perhaps it was the product of his years rotting in a dusty Vietnamese jail cell (three limbs broken, his spirit almost so); perhaps it was the searing experience of being criticized in the mid-1980s savings-and-loan crisis for his ties to the discredited owner of a distressed thrift institution (a blow to his pride and his profile); perhaps it was in losing two presidential campaigns (the ultimate prize in American politics just beyond his long reach), but he was at once an insurgent and a deeply introspective man. He had battled brain cancer. McCain later said he regretted picking Palin.

McCain was with his wife Cindy and their family when he passed in the afternoon, the statement said.

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and to the U.S. Senate in 1986.

It was McCain's second run at the presidency; he lost the GOP nomination to Bush in 2000. He was defeated by Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

On Friday, Republican Mitt Romney said he was "blessed and humbled" to have been friends with McCain.

A dark period for McCain came as one of the "Keating Five " group of senators accused of improperly intervening with federal regulators to help political contributor and bank executive Charles Keating, whose Lincoln Savings and Loan failed in 1989 at a cost to taxpayers of US$3.4 billion (S$4.64 billion).

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