‘Patriot Of The Highest Order’: Politicians React To McCain’s Death
26 August, 2018, 07:13 | Author: Keith Rowe
In 1967, while serving in Vietnam, a plane McCain was flying was shot down over Hanoi, and he was taken prisoner until his release five-and-a-half years later in 1973.
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".
Upon hearing of McCain's death, Obama released a statement: "John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics".
Mccain's daughter Meghan Mccain shared a post on Twitter with a heartfelt letter after her the passing of her father was announced. Then in 2008, he won the Republican nomination, but ultimately lost the general election to now-former President Barack Obama.
Obama writes that they "saw this country as a place where anything is possible - and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way".
Years later, as McCain reflected on this period, he said he held no ill will toward his captors. He had battled brain cancer. John McCain just before lamenting the practical reality that he "needs more votes" in light of a confirmation fight with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "He truly is an American hero, there's no doubt about it ..."
Rowdy, rambunctious, rebellious, Republican and-what separated Mr. McCain from the rogues and ruffians whose style he sometimes luxuriated in appropriating-reflective, Mr. McCain thought deeply about America's goal and the objective of life.
At issue was a pair of 1987 meetings between McCain, four other senators and regulators to get the government to back off a key campaign donor.
Over three decades in the Senate, McCain became a standard-bearer for reforming campaign donations.
The force of the ejection was so violent, McCain broke his right leg and both arms.
He was born on August 29, 1936, at a naval station in the Panama Canal Zone to naval officer John S. McCain Jr., and Roberta.
He attended the naval academy in Annapolis. He landed in a lake in the corner of the capital of North Vietnam, he said in recalling the incident.
Former vice president Al Gore - who served under Democrat Bill Clinton - said "I always admired and respected John from the opposite side of the aisle, because he thrived under pressure, and would work to find common ground, no matter how hard". "With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment". Most of the time, he was in solitary confinement.
There was, the late writer David Foster Wallace wrote in a Rolling Stone magazine elegy 18 years ago, "something about him [that] made a lot of us feel the guy wanted something different from us, something more than votes or money, something old and maybe corny but with a weird achy pull to it".
The veteran U.S. Senator, whose most recent indelible mark was made with the silent downturn of his thumb on the Senate floor to signal his refusal to help repeal the Affordable Care Act, has died. He served in the Navy from 1958 until 1981, ending his career as a decorated captain with awards such as the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart. He was elected to Congress in 1982 and the Senate in 1986.
The governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, will appoint a replacement for McCain, and by state law the appointee must be from the same party - in this case, a Republican.
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