US Senator John McCain dies after brain tumour battle

Arturo Kim
August 27, 2018

McCain died later that day at the age of 81. A motorcade will bring McCain from the capitol to the church, and former Vice President Joe Biden will reportedly pay tribute to his longtime colleague and sometimes rival.

Four years later, McCain was elected to the United States Senate. Before his death, he had requested that former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush speak at his services, according to CBS News.

"I want, when I leave, that the ceremony is at the Naval Academy". He twice ran for president and was the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2008.

McCain, a military war hero often described as a "true patriot", said he "lived and died a proud American".

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said in a statement that McCain "defined public service, honor, and love of country". "We could not have made it this far without you - you've given us strength to carry on".

Trump did tweet out his sympathies for McCain's family after he died of brain cancer over the weekend. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" he tweeted instead. It's unclear at this time whether first lady Melania Trump will attend the memorial, but it should be well-attended by friends and loved ones from around the world. "There really is no room in the McCain family to focus on anything today but him", Davis said at a press conference Monday.

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Mr McCain's wife Cindy said she was heartbroken by the death of an "incredible man".

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Republican Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward on Monday likened political correctness to "cancer" after she was widely criticized for suggesting that the late Sen. "Later on, when he became a US Senator, he and Senator John Kerry greatly contributed to promote Vietnam-U.S. relations so I was very fond of him".

Cayetano cited McCain's support for the Mindanao peace process, which "exemplified his humanitarian spirit and his lifelong dedication to the cause of peace and justice". "It sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom". He went on to win a seat in the House and in 1986, the Senate, where he served for the rest of his life. The scholarship will go to a young Vietnamese leader committed to public service will be chosen each year to travel to the US on a study tour to deepen ties between people in the two countries.

Truong Huy San, a prominent social critic, wrote on Facebook Sunday that McCain's personality helped Hanoi and Washington make amends, and said that the country could learn from him.

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