U.S. Sen. John McCain is being remembered in Romania for a letter he sent to the government urging the East European nation not to backtrack on fighting corruption.
Jim Roddey, former chairman of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County who campaigned for McCain during his 2008 presidential bid, referenced numerous same qualities.
Vice President Biden is expected to speak the following day at a service in the North Phoenix Baptist Church before McCain’s body is transported to Washington to lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda on Friday.
“Condolences to senator and war veteran John McCain, who greatly contributed to the normalization of Vietnam-U.S. relations”, said one message in Vietnamese, left at the sculpture attached to a bouquet of flowers on Monday. McCain rose above politics and represented his values.
In McCain’s absence, it’s hard to know what will come of the Senate – his beloved institution – or the Republican Party, for whom he was the standard-bearer in 2008.
Flags at the White House returned to full staff on Monday after they were lowered following the death of Sen. “And while he never made it to the presidency, in the Senate, he was the leader that would see a hotspot in the world and just say, we need to go there and stand up for that democracy”, she told CNN’s State of the Union.
In an interview on ABC News’s “This Week”, Flake described a plane ride he took back to Arizona with McCain shortly after joining the House in 2001.
“Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory”, McCain said in a blistering statement. “He put country before self”, Ryan said. It’s tough to imagine the Senate without him.
In more than 3 decades on Capitol Hill, McCain focused on foreign affairs and built a generally conservative record but built a reputation for working across party lines.
Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota’s senior Senator, released a heartfelt statement Saturday night regarding the death of John McCain.
This past month my husband and I got to visit John and Cindy at their ranch in Arizona. “He will be missed dearly”.
McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017 after revealing a blood clot over his eye.
“Their relationship was one that I think all of us admired and we’re grateful for”, Pelosi told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an appearance on “This Week”.
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said in a statement that McCain “defined public service, honor, and love of country”.
However, her opponent Kelli Ward, who frequently criticized McCain for not stepping down after his diagnosis, mused in a Facebook post that his announcement about discontinuing treatment was timed to distract from the kickoff of her statewide bus tour.
Trump offered Senator McCain’s family his blessing on Twitter writing: “My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain”.
French President Emmanuel Macron called McCain a “true American hero”. Most brought flowers. One man offered a folded USA flag.