His father, John McCain Jr., and grandfather, John McCain Sr., were both admirals in the US Navy.
What did McCain’s family say? The victor of that election would serve the remainder of McCain’s term through 2022.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called it “a sad day for the United States”.
One of the final bills McCain co-sponsored before his death, the only Senate Republican to do so, was a measure that would require new disclosures for online political advertisements. McCain took some time off to fight the disease but continued chairing the influential Senate Armed Services Committee.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who’s one of McCain’s closest friends, said on Twitter that Cindy McCain “remains steadfast and is traveling every step of the way on this hard journey”, and the “love provided by Meghan and the McCain children to their father has been comforting to witness”.
“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain”, he said. We saw this country as a place where anything is possible – and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way.
In 2000 he finished second behind George W Bush in the Republican presidential primary after an ugly campaign. “Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain, but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him”. “I like people that weren’t captured”.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has released a statement calling Sen.
On July 25, 2017, McCain delivered a Senate floor speech not long after his cancer diagnosis that was widely seen as his farewell address.
“John McCain was an Arizona icon, an American hero and a friend”, the Suns wrote. But voters’ thumping of Republicans at the polls in that midterm election did nothing to humble the outspoken McCain. It was during that race that McCain became the first GOP nominee to select a woman to be a vice-presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
In October 2017, McCain blistered Trump’s “America first” foreign policy approach as a “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems”. While political leaders of both parties paid tribute to McCain and offered prayers Friday, Trump and the White House remained silent.
At issue was a pair of 1987 meetings between McCain, four other senators and regulators to get the government to back off a key campaign donor. “My prayers go out to Senator McCain’s friends, family, and constituents during this time – you are in our hearts”.
John McCain (R-AZ) had died from an aggressive form of brain cancer, it ended the career of a “maverick” Senator who managed to frustrate both major politcal parties at times during his nearly 36 years of service in the U.S. Congress. He tussled with Donald Trump, and ultimately voted against the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare.
The statement went on to say: “Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the past year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John’s many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers”.
The Navy fighter pilot spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam after being shot down while on a bombing mission over Hanoi.
John McCain is greeted by President Richard Nixon 1973 after he spending more than five years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp. In 2008, he ran again, winning the nomination but eventually losing the general election to Barack Obama.
The Delaware Democrat called McCain “one of my best friends”.
“The entire Coyotes organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Senator John McCain today”, the Coyotes wrote.
But former Vice President Joe Biden put it this way: “I think John’s legacy is that he never quits”. My last memory of John was something that happened on that visit.
I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning. Thank you Senator McCain for your service to the nation. Just as importantly, he made no secret of his love for his wife, Cindy, and his family. Supporting his fellow soldiers was a cause greater than himself.
He showed it as a senator when he voted to maintain health care and stood up for immigrants. In politics, he fell short of his greatest ambition.
“He was a great American”.
Mr McCain’s daughter Meghan said the task of her lifetime would now be “to live up to his example, his expectations, and his love”. ‘The way he speaks about them is appalling, as if welfare or terrorism were the only purposes they could have in coming to our country’. He served Arizona for more than 30 years on Capitol Hill.
Hillary Clinton said of the late senator: “He was a tough politician, a trusted colleague, and there will simply never be another like him” while Maxine Waters tweeted, “A true American patriot & hero has passed”.
“We have common purposes and common challenges and we live in momentous times”.
McCain was no liberal but he opposed both Trump’s first attempt at a travel ban for six majority-Muslim nations, calling it potentially “a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism”, and the confirmation of Gina Haspel as director of the Central Intelligence Agency because of her refusal to fully disown torture.
“Our country has lost a decorated war hero and statesman … he was one of the most courageous men of the century”, he said in a statement.