Senator John McCain Remembered for Courage, Service, Patriotism

US Senator John Mc Cain McCain died at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer for more than a year. Source REUTERS  Brian SnyderMore

Senator McCain is survived by his wife, Cindy, seven children and five grandchildren. "And I've lost one of my dearest friends and mentor".

"My superiors didn't hold me in very high esteem in those days", he said.

The support extended to Israel's numerous offensives against Palestinians, including the 2014 bombardment of Gaza, which killed more than 2,250 residents of the besieged territory, the vast majority of them civilians. "It sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom".

"In an era filled with cynicism about national unity and public service, John McCain's life shone as a bright example". John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order.

Senator John McCain's allies and political foes have rallied in a rare show of unity in offering condolences on the death of the Vietnam war hero.

He was born on August 29, 1936, at a naval station in the Panama Canal Zone to naval officer John S. McCain Jr., and Roberta.

"A man that was in touching distance of the White House, but never let it crush his spirit".

It would be the high-water mark of his political career.

During his concession speech in Sedona, McCain would say, "We're Americans".

"Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III‏"Saddened to hear about the loss of a true American hero this evening. Sen". In this Lifetime movie parody, Amy Poehler stars as a woman whose husband, played by McCain, continually invades her personal space - whether she's in the shower, coming in the front door, or even on the witness stand testifying against him.

The Delaware Democrat called McCain "one of my best friends".

"He loved his land with all his might and he recognized Israel's challenges". "No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant", McCain said after the summit.

Senator John McCain passed away Saturday after battling brain cancer, according to a statement from his office.

"My heart is broken".

Eight years later, here was a man who openly professed his love of money, who had avoided military service because of a foot problem he later said had healed itself, a man who bragged about greasing the wheels for his NY real estate empire by donating to both Democrats and Republicans, a man who, in short, unapologetically flouted the long-established traditions of American politics and the presidency.

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Jon Kyl and McCain's wife, Cindy, as possible successors, the Washington Post reported.

"I respect his military service", Palin continued. In 2008, he considered making independent Sen. He ran again in 2008, this time with Sarah Palin as a running mate.

Following an unsuccessful attempt in the 2000 Republican primaries, McCain secured the party's nomination for the 2008 presidential election.

Democrat Barack Obama easily prevailed in the election.

In 2016, he called a UN Security Council resolution slamming Israel for West Bank settlements building, which passed after the U.S. withheld its veto, "another shameful chapter".

McCain had not been present in the Senate since December.

"The damage inflicted by President Trump's naivete, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate". He made a decisive vote previous year that killed Republican attempts to repeal Obama's health care reforms, and Trump never forgave him.

"We are all in his debt", said Obama. "I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years", she said.

In this March 4, 2009 file photo, Sen.

The son and grandson of Navy admirals, McCain was a former Navy pilot.

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

Hailing him as a "truth-teller" with "unsurpassed" dedication to the U.S. and its military, the top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said he would seek to rename a Senate building in his honor.

McCain spent more than 3 decades in the Senate, looming large in debates over war and peace and the moral direction of the nation. Before joining the upper chamber, he served as a USA representative from 1983 to 1987.

The longtime Arizona politician and 2008 Republican presidential nominee was diagnosed in July 2017 with glioblastoma after he'd undergone surgery for a blood clot.

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