Sheikh Mohamed pays tribute to John McCain

Arturo Kim
August 28, 2018

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. Vietnam has been paying respect to McCain who died on Saturday.

Despite Trump's "not a war hero" comments, McCain initially endorsed Trump for president in 2016, only to withdraw his endorsement after the release of the Access Hollywood tape on October 7, 2016.

A private burial service next Sunday will conclude almost a week of events honoring the Navy aviator, prisoner of war, congressman, longtime senator and presidential contender.

John McCain died Saturday afternoon in his Arizona home after a year of coping with a grossly destabilizing form of brain cancer for over a year.

"Like Teddy, John McCain loved the United States Senate and believed in its power to impact lives in a positive way", she said. John McCain, but it was never sent out, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. John McCain came from different parties, different generations and different parts of the country.

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He will lie in state at the Arizona state capitol on Wednesday, and a funeral will take place in Phoenix on Thursday. Just after midnight on Sunday night, the flag flying above the White House was hoisted back to full staff.


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Former Vice President Joe Biden, who developed a friendship with McCain while they served together in the Senate, said the Arizona lawmaker will "cast a long shadow".

Barack Obama, who McCain unsuccessfully ran against in 2008 spoke very highly of him, saying: "Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did". He did, however, ask that Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies.

Hume also tweeted about revelations of the President's position earlier, when the announcement was made by Sen. "He put country before self", Ryan said.

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the "nation is in tears" and noted McCain's "deep patriotism, outstanding bravery and undaunted spirit".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called McCain "a tireless fighter for a strong trans-Atlantic alliance; his significance went well beyond his own country". "At a time like this, you would expect more of an American president when you're talking about the passing of a true American hero". Merely the rote political condolences for the family members. Edward "Ted" Kennedy also died on August 25 nine years ago, called McCain "an uncompromising patriot and a man of immeasurable courage".

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