Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota’s senior Senator, released a heartfelt statement Saturday night regarding the death of John McCain.
The late US senator wanted former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush to speak at the services, according to CBS News.
“I can’t trust Obama”. John McCain was on full display Monday when he sent a shout out to his favorite Black athletes instead of joining his fellow politicians in sending warm condolences.
“No, ma’am”, he said. “But we have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement”, McCain added in the statement. Author Stephen King called it McCain’s “finest moment” while singer-songwriter Bill Madden called it a moment of “decency”.
Jim Brown has been on Trump’s side in the president’s dispute with Black NFL players who have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. “He passed the way he lived, on his terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best”.
“A passionate advocate for American global leadership, Senator McCain rightly bemoaned those who favored a U.S. pullback from world affairs”, Harris added.
United States senators have issued a bipartisan call to lower American flags in honour of John McCain after the White House raised its Stars and Stripes back up. “We encourage all Americans to take the opportunity to remember Senator McCain and his family in their prayers on this sad occasion”.
“Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. (2328 GMT) on August 25, 2018”.
“Senators are looking around and thinking, ‘This is a huge void we have to fill, ‘” Wegmann said Monday in an interview on Cheddar.
The president, who mocked McCain’s capture in Vietnam during the 2016 campaign, jabbed at the senator even after his illness for voting against Republican efforts to roll back President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The family of McCain, a U.S. Navy pilot who was captured during the Vietnam War and was held for five years at the Hoa Lo Prison-known colloquially as the “Hanoi Hilton”-by the communist North Vietnamese, announced last week that he would halt medical treatment for brain cancer. And I’ve lost one of my dearest friends and mentor”.
But they were raised on Monday morning, leading to criticism that Trump was unable to put aside political differences to honor McCain, a prisoner of war in Vietnam who went on to serve 35 years in Congress.
While many disagreed profoundly with McCain on certain issues, he was a man who lived for his country and gave to it like only a few have in their lifetime.