John McCain, Senator and veteran, has died

Hugh Fox
August 28, 2018

Presidents and USA politicians from both parties have honoured Senator John McCain's decades of service to his country following his death at the age of 81. VA officials offered their sympathy to the McCain family.

Near the driveway to his ranch in Sedona, Arizona, a sign read "Sen McCain, thank you for your service". His family and friends will be in our prayers.

Asked how he wanted to be remembered, McCain said simply: "That I made a major contribution to the defense of the nation". But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed.

McCain's two losing presidential campaigns meant he fell short of the ultimate political prize, one his story once seemed to promise after he came home from Vietnam and caught the political bug. Character. Courage. Integrity. Honour.

"A life lived embodying those truths casts a long, long shadow". But certainly John McCain should be recognized in some way. John Loved America: his impact will forever endure. "He loved me, and I loved him", she wrote.

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Earlier this summer, McCain issued a blistering statement criticising Trump's meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Bush and Jimmy Carter - paid tribute to the courage and character of McCain who died of brain cancer on Saturday aged 81 .

The former president said: "Some lives are so vivid, it is hard to imagine them ended". "Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled", Bush said in a statement.

Salmon, who is now the vice president of government affairs at ASU, said McCain left a bipartisan legacy and established a tradition of putting country over party.

"My father is gone, and I miss him as only an adoring daughter can", Meghan wrote.

The rise of Trump's populist candidacy in 2016 was widely seen as a disavowal of McCain-style Republicanism and of the more establishment approach he took during his own presidential run in 2008. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. Other potential contenders include Ducey chief of staff Kirk Adams, former ambassador to Finland Barbara Barrett, and former Sen.

"John McCain was my friend". But I would not trade a day of my life, in good or bad times, for the best day of anyone else's. "With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family".

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Russell, who served for almost four decades, was known as a student of Senate rules and famously deployed them in his opposition to civil rights. "He served his country, he served his community, he served his state, he's a true American hero".

"The nation today said good-bye to one of its greatest heroes".

"It's tough to imagine politics without John McCain". No man ever had a more loving wife or children he was prouder of than I am of mine. But we have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement.

In a post on Twitter, she said: "My heart is broken. This Congress, this country, mourn with them". "Before his death, he served the United States faithfully for over sixty years", - said in a family statement. To be connected to America's causes - liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people - brings happiness more sublime than life's fleeting pleasures.

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More recently he supported USA intervention in Syria, and favoured an aggressive policy towards Iran and North Korea. McCain's fellow Republicans occasionally mocked his interventionist reflexes, noting he could never say no to a war.

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