US Senator John McCain has died at the age of 81

28 August, 2018, 17:02 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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Following the announcement of his death on Saturday evening, U.S. president Donald Trump said his "deepest sympathies" went to Mr McCain's family. "But, to me, more than anything, John was a friend". He never backed down from his beliefs & forever strived for a more peaceful & prosperous world. She tweeted, "My heart is broken". John McCain, his one-time political rival, a "man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order".

McCain was a frequent critic of President Donald Trump on everything from his leadership style to his Russian Federation policy.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced that he wants to name the Senate building that housed McCain's suite of offices after the Arizona senator, who served as chairman of the Commerce Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee. Chen left Tsai's delegation when it made transit in Los Angeles on the way to visit Taiwan's allies - Paraguay and Belize - from August 12-20. He was one of the most courageous men of the century.

"I stood with John, the two of us alone, in the very cell in the Hanoi Hilton where years of his life were lived out in pain but always in honor".

"He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country".

On August 24, McCain's family had announced that the former soldier, had made a decision to stop his treatment, reports BBC.


In a statement on Sunday Barack Obama and his wife Michelle said, "Few of us have been tested the way John once was or required to show the kind of courage that he did".

But as McCain's health deteriorated in recent weeks, Trump began to ignore the senator completely - even failing to acknowledge the senator even after he signed a defense bill named for McCain into law this month.

"The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad - but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us", McCain's daughter Meghan wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. His wife Cindy tweeted that she is heartbroken, and that she is lucky to have been with him.

Now when the trio lost its engine, Graham expressed his sorrow and said, "America and Freedom have lost one of her greatest champions". John McCain, are back at full-staff.

John McCain was a fierce warrior in every sense of the word whether he was fighting the North Vietnamese who held him captive, promoting the issues in which he believed on the floor of the Senate, or battling the aggressive brain cancer that ultimately took him. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died at 81.

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