Condolences pour in after the death of John McCain

Condolences pour in after the death of John McCain

The death of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in tributes after his death on Saturday. A glioblastoma was found after surgeons went in to remove a blood clot from above his left eye. His family announced Friday that he was discontinuing medical treatment.

McCain - born on on August 29, 1936 in the Panama Canal - served in the Navy until 1981 and quickly dove into politics. "And I've lost one of my dearest friends and mentor".

"He was a skilled, tough politician, as well as a trusted colleague alongside whom Hillary was honoured to serve in the Senate".

Indeed, Mr. McCain, who cast the decisive Senate vote to preserve the Obamacare healthcare program, was especially critical of Donald J. Trump.

When Republicans took control of the Senate in 2015, McCain embraced his new influence as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, pushing for aggressive US military intervention overseas and eager to contribute to "defeating the forces of radical Islam that want to destroy America". McCain was also reportedly instrumental in forcing Mark Green, the Trump-Pence administration's anti-LGBTQ nominee for Secretary of the Army, to withdraw earlier this year. He was a strong advocate for his state of Arizona and defense issues.

John McCain is remembered for defending his opponent Barack Obama as a "decent family man" during the 2008 presidential campaign.

At the University of Arizona commencement ceremony in 2005, Sen.

The deadline can for candidates to quality for primaries in Arizona was May 30.

In a joint statement, the former U.S. leader and ex-secretary of state said: "Senator John McCain believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our constitution, and from his heroic service in the navy to his 35 years in Congress, he lived by his creed every day".

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Senator McCain was also part of an "internationalist" bipartisan coalition in the Senate that would vote for free trade (the North American Free Trade Agreement chief among them) and to supporting and expanding NATO after the fall of the Soviet Union, with Joe Biden among the like-minded Democrats on these critical votes in the US Senate.

"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".

It's an open question as to whether these views have a future in his party.

When asked in that interview whether he would consider appointing himself for the seat, Ducey suggested he would rather stay in his current role.

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said on Sunday it planned to launch a fellowship to support a "young Vietnamese leader committed to public service" to travel to the United States on a study tour annually. "I'm going to continue to serve as governor as long as the voters will let me", he said. But just months into his Senate career, he made what he called "the worst mistake" of his life, participating in two meetings with bank regulators on behalf of Charles Keating, a friend, campaign contributor and savings and loan financier later convicted of securities fraud.

McCain is survived by his wife, Cindy, and seven children; three from his first marriage and four from his marriage to Cindy.

In the past, dozens of women have succeeded their deceased husbands in Congress.

But long before then, McCain was a Navy brat who had little interest in being studious.