McCain lauded by presidents past and present, world leaders

McCain lauded by presidents past and present, world leaders

"Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018", McCain's office said in a statement.

John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who served as a US senator from Arizona for more than three decades, died on Saturday at the age of 81. He would serve a total of six terms as a senator and was famously the Republican nominee for the Presidency of the United States in the 2008 election.

A young McCain followed in that family tradition, joining the navy and earning his wings as a naval pilot, who went on to fly a ground-attack jet during the Vietnam War. "I've known great passions, seen incredible wonders, fought in a war, and helped make peace", McCain wrote.

"I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times".

His daughter Meghan said she would love her father forever in an emotional statement posted on Twitter.

Near the driveway to his ranch in Sedona, Arizona, a sign read "Sen McCain, thank you for your service".

His family said he would lie in state in Phoenix, Arizona, and in Washington DC before a funeral at the Washington National Cathedral and his burial in Annapolis, Maryland. Dates for the events have not yet been announced.

Collins noted that McCain was then approached by Vice President Pence, who was sent to lobby McCain to support the measure.

"John McCain was a man of honour, a true patriot in the best sense of the word", said the former president.

Known for his combustible temper, he accused the 45th president of "naivete", "egotism" and of sympathising with autocrats.

Most notably, he returned just a week after his brain cancer diagnosis to cast the deciding vote that killed President Trump's attempt to repeal Obamacare.




The rise of Trump's populist candidacy in 2016 was widely seen as a disavowal of McCain-style Republicanism and of the more establishment approach he took during his own presidential run in 2008.

Obama says despite their differences, they shared a "fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed".

He tweeted: 'My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain.

The late US Senator wanted former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush to speak at the services, according to CBS News. "The State of Israel salutes John McCain".

"Senator John McCain stood for an America that was a reliable and close partner that - because of its strength - shouldered responsibility for others and stood by its values and principles even in hard moments", wrote Germany's foreign minister Heiko Maas. Earlier he served as a USA representative 1983-1987.

The Senator was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017.

Hailed as a maverick for most of his military and political life, McCain entered the former as a 1958 Naval Academy graduate.

Sarah Palin, whom McCain plucked from obscurity to become his 2008 White House running mate, described him as "an American original" and "a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs".

Chuck Schumer, a top Senate Democrat, said he would seek to rename a Senate building in his honour. Collins said McCain was struggling with his vote. 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.

Across the Pacific, the China Daily referred to him as a "titan of American politics" and "conscience of the Republican party".

Chinese social media users called him an "enemy of China" for his hawkish foreign policy views. You will be missed, Senator McCain.

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