Past presidents, political rivals, Senate colleagues pay tribute to McCain

Past presidents, political rivals, Senate colleagues pay tribute to McCain”

He said McCain had worked with him past year to ensure tough sanctions against Vladimir Putin. We formed a bond working together to stand up for Indian Country through our work in the Senate.

Talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres paid tribute and shared memories of their experiences with the Arizona Senator while Stephen King and Ron Perlman took the time to honor the war hero and take jabs at Trump. "My deepest sympathies &condolences are with Cindy, their children &family at this hard time".

Most recently, he has been a thorn in the side of President Donald Trump, keeping up his criticism of the White House even while undergoing severe medical treatment in Arizona.

"We saw this country as a place where anything is possible - and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way".

McCain had an unsuccessful run for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 but lost to Democrat Barack Obama, who went on to become the first black U.S. president.

"He's a decent, family man, citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues", McCain said to a woman during a campaign event in 2008 who said she believes Obama is "Arab".

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"My family and I are sad to hear of his death and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends tonight", Love said. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, being shot down over North Vietnam in 1967, where he remained in captivity for almost six years. "But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own". "And for that, we are all in his debt". He served the United States for more than 60 years, first in the Navy and afterwards in Congress.

"Some lives are so vivid, it is hard to imagine them ended".

His family has said he did not want the President to attend his funeral.

John McCain was remembered Saturday by former president Barack Obama, his Senate colleagues and his family for his service to his family and country. Bush said. "Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled". And I grew to know a man who prioritized above everything else his roles as husband, son, father, and grandfather.

Barack ObamaJohn McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics.

Here's what local politicians are saying about his death. Many acknowledged that they didn't always see eye to eye with McCain but they never lost respect for him.

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