Meghan McCain Shares Heartbreaking Tribute to Late Father John McCain

28 August, 2018, 18:43 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Senator John Mc Cain looks on during a press conference in 2017

"My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain".

After winning the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, McCain lost the popular vote to Democrat Barack Obama, 53 percent to 46 percent.

McCain's daughter Meghan said, "I love you forever - my beloved father".

"We are so fortunate to call him our friend and colleague", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Twitter.

Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Craig Brown, a retired Army staff sergeant who also served in Vietnam, said he may not have always agreed with McCain on politics but said there is no doubt that he is an "American hero".

In Germany, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said McCain stood for an America "that is a reliable and close partner.that takes strong responsibility for others and sticks to its values and principles even at hard moments". "Before his death, he served the United States faithfully for over sixty years", - said in a family statement. With the Senator when he was gone, his wife Cindy and family.

He discontinued treatment for his brain cancer yesterday and passed away in his Arizona home Saturday, August 25.

Sources close to McCain previously said Trump would not be invited to the funeral.

Trump, however, will not.

Vice President Mike Pence says he and his wife are praying for Sen.

Your prayers, for his soul and for our family, are sincerely appreciated.

China has lashed back at President Donald Trump for accusing Beijing of a lack of support in USA -led diplomatic efforts to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons and missiles.

Throughout his long tenure in Congress, McCain played his role with trademark verve, at one hearing dismissing a protester by calling out, "Get out of here, you low-life scum".

His breaking point with Mr Trump was the release a month before the election of a lewd audio in which Mr Trump said he could kiss and grab women.

McCain was often praised for his willingness to cooperate with Democrats on hard issues. John McCain, saying the country "lost a true friend and champion with his passing".

After losing to Obama in an electoral landslide, McCain returned to the Senate determined not to be defined by a failed presidential campaign in which his reputation as a maverick had faded.

Never one to give in, Trump then attacked the former navy pilot over what might have seemed his least vulnerable point: the military career - including more than five years as a wounded and tortured prisoner of war in Vietnam - for which he received a slew of decorations including the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit and three Bronze Stars.

"His honor was being questioned and that's nothing that he takes lightly", said Mark Salter, McCain's biographer and co-author of his new memoir, "The Restless Wave". When his plane was shot down, he spent more than five years as a prisoner of war.

Mikulski, who was the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress and Maryland's longest-tenured US senator, recalled that she and McCain both moved together to the Senate from the House of Representatives in 1987.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, was expected to appoint a member of his own party to succeed McCain.



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