Senator John McCain dead at 81

Senator John McCain dead at 81

Those close to the Republican Arizona senator reportedly started making arrangements for McCain's funeral in May, almost a year after he announced that he had been diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of brain cancer.

McCain spent more than three decades in Congress and ran for president twice. McCain said he did NOT want Trump attending his funeral.

"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".

Below are some of the reactions to death of the veteran politician who stood against Barack Obama in 2008. Additionally, his courage, perseverance and ability to overcome adversity, in every facet of his life, will continue to inspire us all.

John McCain is released from a Vietnam POW camp.

It is an honor to have been able to call Senator McCain my colleague and I am even more proud to have been able to call John my friend.

"Senator McCain was a man of principle who dedicated his life to the service of his country". The Clintons say McCain was "never afraid to break the mold if it was the right thing to do". "Americans will be forever grateful for his heroic military service and for his steadfast integrity as a member of the United States Senate". "This man will be greatly missed". "God bless John McCain". When Trump blamed him for the survival of the Affordable Care Act, McCain sniffed, "I've faced tougher adversaries". John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, laughs while trying to put on his gift, a Navy bathrobe, after addressing the Naval Academy on October 30, 2017, in Annapolis, Md. "I particularly remember his love for the birds", Collins said. While on a mission in North Vietnam in 1967, his plane was shot down. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. Despite our differences, much more unites us than divides us.

French Open to ban Serena's 'Black Panther' catsuit
Shouldn't the focus be on the incredible talent that she i and not what she wears. if only men in sport faced the same bullshit. While Williams has admitted the catsuit makes her " feel like a superhero ", it's much more than a fashion statement.

Former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin issued a statement mourning the loss of her "American Original" running mate Sen.

Mr. McCain had one strain of intolerance: of Americans' current tendency to read and heed messages exclusively from those who agreed with them, and to construct a wall-metaphorical, not like Mr. Trump's dream-to prevent them from encountering opposing views. 'Our hearts and prayers are with you!' "With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family". He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982.

McCain's military pedigree and independent streak won respect during the race but his choice of the unqualified Palin as running mate - apparently created to appeal to Christian evangelicals who deserted him in 2000 - damaged his credibility.

On July 25, 2017, McCain delivered a Senate floor speech not long after his cancer diagnosis that was widely seen as his farewell address.

"As we mourn his passing and celebrate his truly phenomenal life, we're also faced with the void John McCain's absence leaves in the heart and soul of our nation".

In his final months in the Senate, McCain styled himself nearly as the conscience of Congress, demanding his colleagues stand up and act as a check on the Trump presidency. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted his "thoughts and prayers are with Senator McCain and his family".

McCain was with his wife Cindy and their family when he passed in the afternoon, the statement said.

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