Condolences pour in after the death of John McCain

Arturo Kim
August 28, 2018

In his public service and work with private organizations, he championed the men and women of the US military who carry out this vital mission.

Trump's tweet came after more than a day of silence from him and the White House following the McCain family's revelation that the maverick Republican senator had chose to cease medical treatment as he fought brain cancer.

The American flag at the White House was lowered to half-staff on Sunday.

Despite his failed presidential attempts, McCain was a powerful senator.

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". "Before his death, he served the United States faithfully for over sixty years", - said in a family statement. So he and Orr worked together to erect a message as quickly as it could be arranged. "I can't believe I'm freaking crying already", she said. "And he loved Arizona".

Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81. In 1967, McCain was shot down, captured, and later tortured during five and a half years in a North Vietnamese jail dubbed the Hanoi Hilton.

In July, he issued a searing rebuke of Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling it a "tragic mistake" and "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

"Yet he was dedicated to his job in great danger, but it was something that needed to be done and he did it", Byrne said. "I like people who weren't captured", Trump said of McCain, prompting widespread backlash.

Former Prescott Mayor Harry Oberg, a retired Army colonel who spent 33 years in the military, hailed McCain's legacy as an American icon.

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On Saturday, McCain's body will be taken to the National Cathedral, after a stop at the Vietnam War Memorial, where his widow, Cindy, will place a wreath.

"In war and peace, John McCain dedicated himself to service & sacrifice for our country".

"I love my husband with all of my heart". But, to me, more than anything, John was a friend.

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". "Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the McCain Family".

McCain was elected to the House in 1982 and after two terms was elected to the Senate to replace retiring conservative leader Barry Goldwater.

"It was a lovely visit", Benedict recalled. "My heart goes out to his family and loved ones during this hard time".

"We are very sad with his passing, and grateful for his service and all he did for our country and the veterans we serve".

In a statement, McCain's family said the Arizona senator has surpassed expectations for his survival, but "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict".

"Don't. Back. Down. He said you're in the right - they'll come around".

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