Sen. John McCain dead at 81

Sen. John McCain dead at 81

Sen. John McCain dead at 81

Eulogies from liberal and conservative figures alike, have been pouring in.

The news comes not long after McCain made the decision to stop medical treatment after a year-long battle with brain cancer. "Michelle and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Cindy and their family". "Americans will be forever grateful for his heroic military service and for his steadfast integrity as a member of the United States Senate".

The late Arizona Republican, had organised his funeral, and close associates had told the White House in May that he did not want Trump to be invited. After subjecting McCain to torture and solitary confinement, his captors offered the injured McCain an early release as a propaganda ploy.

Sarah Palin, who was Mr McCain's running mate during his 2008 presidential bid, said the world had lost "an American original". "He showed us that boundless patriotism and self-sacrifice are not outdated concepts or cliches, but the building blocks of an extraordinary life".

"The thing about John McCain is that he was amazingly interested in the people around him", said Kaites, a former Arizona state legislator.

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

Democrat Bill Clinton (1993-2001) hailed McCain for having "frequently put partisanship aside", while Republican George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) praised him as "a public servant of the rarest courage".

"Some lives are so vivid, it is hard to imagine them ended", Bush wrote. "First of all, why do people think rock stars know more than they do?" said Cooper.

"A warrior of strength, a patriot of heart, and a man of conviction".

"The entire Coyotes organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Senator John McCain today", the Coyotes wrote.

"He was a skilled, tough politician, as well as a trusted colleague alongside whom Hillary was honoured to serve in the Senate". After Trump's inauguration, McCain had embarked on a trip to over a dozen countries to reassure allies around the world.

John McCain was born shortly before World War II, at the dawn of the "American Century" - a time when the U.S. was at the peak of its political, military and cultural power.

Talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres paid tribute and shared memories of their experiences with the Arizona Senator while Stephen King and Ron Perlman took the time to honor the war hero and take jabs at Trump.

The grim prognosis didn't appear to immediately slow down McCain who kept a robust schedule and didn't hold back his pointed criticism of President Donald Trump.

John McCain was born on the eve of World War II, at the dawn of the "American Century" - a time when the United States was at the peak of its political, military and cultural power.

But John McCain was never afraid to reach across the aisle, so unafraid of straying from the party line that he earned the infamous Maverick nickname in the Senate. "John never took the easy path in life - and through sacrifice and suffering he inspired others to serve something greater than self", she tweeted.

McCain is survived by Cindy, his wife of 38 years, and his 5 children - Meghan, John, James, Bridget and Sidney. McCain was first elected to office in 1982, when he won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona. "Thank you for your service, Senator". "When you hear cancer, a nuclear bomb goes off in your life".

John McCain speaks at a 2008 campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio.

Although he had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, McCain returned to the Senate to vote on healthcare legislation on July 25, 2017, delivering a critical vote that prevented the repeal of Obamacare.

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