Trump’s response: McCain was a “dummy” who had barely managed to graduate from the US Naval Academy.
Senator John McCain passed away at the age of 81 Saturday afternoon and there is reaction coming in from across the nation, including Ohio. Senator McCain led a long struggle to remove “earmarks” or pork-barrel amendments from the American legislative process, annoying Republican and Democrats alike.
McCain was cleared of wrongdoing, but as John Weaver, his chief political adviser from 1997 to 2007 told FRONTLINE, “McCain understands, and he’ll admit, that when his obituary is written, the Keating scandal will be somewhere high in the obituary. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years”, read the statement.
“John McCain was my friend”.
After leaving the Navy, McCain ran for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona in 1982 and won.
Our thoughts are with Cindy and her family during this hard time. “I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times”. Five senators, including, McCain, were accused of intervening with federal regulators on behalf of a prominent donor named Charles Keating.
“All that I am is thanks to him. He may have been my toughest opponent at one time, however his respect and dedication to public service and his love for Arizona, is something I strongly admire”. McCain delivered the speech with a winning earnestness and subtle comic timing, proving once again that he understood the value of self-parody when it came to winning the hearts and minds of the American people.
McCain reportedly spent the previous year of his life planning his own funeral, CNN reported Saturday night.
OH 11th Congressional District Representative Marcia L. Fudge send the family her “sincerest sympathy” and said “America lost not only a patriot and a U.S. Senator today, but a man of great moral character”. Condolences to @cindymccain, the McCain family and the Arizonans who were so fortunate to have the opportunity to vote for a man of principle.
McCain is survived by his wife, Cindy, and seven children; three from his first marriage and four from his marriage to Cindy.
“Senator John McCain was a man of honor, bravery and goal”.
McCain previous year was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the same aggressive cancer that had felled his friend, Sen. John McCain was one of them.
As the nation mourns the loss of Senator John McCain, preparations for the war hero’s funeral are underway – but one face sure to be missing from the crowd is president Donald Trump. He was larger than life.
Republicans in the state have privately discussed a long list of potential appointees in recent months, including McCain’s wife, Cindy; Ducey’s chief of staff, Kirk Adams; State Treasurer Eileen Klein; former congressman John Shadegg; and former US senator Jon Kyl. Although he and I sometimes disagreed, I was deeply privileged to serve with him and proud to call him a friend.