Cindy And Meghan McCain Mourn John McCain With Heartbreaking Tribute

Henrietta Brewer
August 26, 2018

John McCain following the death of his 2008 presidential rival.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who lauded his colleague as a "truth teller", says he wants to rename one of the Senate office buildings after McCain "so that generations remember him". We saw this country as a place where anything is possible - and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way.

May his life and legacy continue to inspire us to build a future for this country, and a history for this country, that would make John McCain proud.

"Sen McCain, thank you for your service", read a sign near the driveway of his home in a rural part of Sedona, Arizona, television footage showed, as a police escort accompanied the hearse that was to carry his body and local residents came bearing flowers for the late political titan. "And for that, we are all in his debt". We send our condolences to his four children, his wife Cindy, and the entire McCain family.

Former President George W. Bush released a statement saying "Some lives are so vivid, it is hard to imagine them ended".

Last year, in his last act of defiance, McCain returned to the Capitol less than a week after his cancer was diagnosed to cast his vote on the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act - the biggest legislative achievement of President Barack Obama, the man who defeated him in the 2008 election.

Members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation tweeted their condolences Saturday night. During a campaign event in Iowa, Trump said about McCain, "He's not a war hero".

Though McCain frequently sparred with his own party, plenty of Republican voices weighed in with kind remembrances Saturday.

Some of the deeply conservative Republicans in the state - the same ones who forced the state GOP to censure McCain earlier in his career for daring to work on bipartisan immigration proposals - are reluctant to entertain suggestions that Cindy McCain take the seat.

After his speech, we presented Senator McCain with the most Australian of gifts, an Akubra hat.

The naval aviator was flying one of 10 planes that were shot down by the North Vietnamese military on the same day, according to the inscription on the statue, which McCain himself visited on a return to Vietnam in 2009. "He was an evil, entitled, heartless man", one user tweeted.

Sarah Palin, who joined the McCain ticket as the potential vice president in the 2008 campaign, mourned her one-time running mate, calling him a friend, maverick and and an "American original".

OH 11th Congressional District Representative Marcia L. Fudge send the family her "sincerest sympathy" and said "America lost not only a patriot and a U.S. Senator today, but a man of great moral character".

"John McCain was my friend".

"The nation mourns the loss of a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first and enriched this institution through many years of service".

McCain was dragged out of Truc Bach lake and spent the next five-and-a-half years as a high-profile prisoner of war in Hoa Lo prison - the infamous "Hanoi Hilton' - where he said he and others were tortured". McCain served in the Senate for over 30 years and is regarded by most Americans as a Vietnam War hero.

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