‘Patriot Of The Highest Order’: Politicians React To McCain’s Death

26 August, 2018, 07:13 | Author: Keith Rowe
  • US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

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.

Recommended:

  • Ohio State Suspends Urban Meyer Three Games

    Ohio State Suspends Urban Meyer Three Games

    Gene Smith was suspended because he "did not exhibit the leadership" expected of him in his role as athletic director, Drake said. She felt the pressure of his job forced him into a toxic lifestyle, and he became abusive when questioned, she said.
    Cardi B makes first public appearance since giving birth to Kulture

    Cardi B makes first public appearance since giving birth to Kulture

    There were a few highlights. "I had the baby, I carried the baby and now I'm still winning awards", she said. Avicii, who died in April, won for best dance for "Lonely Together" alongside Rita Ora.
    The AP Preseason Top 25 Poll Is Out

    The AP Preseason Top 25 Poll Is Out

    The Crimson Tide are coming off of a 13-1 season that ended with a national title. OU opens the 2018 season by hosting Florida Atlantic on September 1 at 11 a.m.
  • Aretha Franklin Receives Controversial Tribute From Madonna at 2018 MTV VMAs

    Aretha Franklin Receives Controversial Tribute From Madonna at 2018 MTV VMAs

    Some Franklin fans took to Madonna's own Twitter page to protest the tribute. "Does Madonna know Madonna didn't die? ". Wilson continued, noting, "I just hope (Franklin's estate) doesn't end up getting so hotly contested".
    Trump says Manafort case 'does not involve me'

    Trump says Manafort case 'does not involve me'

    He said the jury did the right thing by finding Manafort guilty , and Trump owes absolutely nothing to his former campaign chair. Six women and six men comprised Manafort's jury. "I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family".
    IndyCar’s Wickens suffers ‘orthopedic injuries’ in crash

    IndyCar’s Wickens suffers ‘orthopedic injuries’ in crash

    Wickens, who still lists Guelph as his home , was attempting to pass Ryan Hunter-Reay when the two cars touched. Graham Rahal wrecked Spencer Pigot at the start of the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway.
  • Britain Confident Trump Will Stand Up to Putin

    Britain Confident Trump Will Stand Up to Putin

    Hunt, who took over from Boris Johnson as Britain's foreign secretary in July, will meet U.S. I would consider it if they do something that would be good for us.
    What are the differences between Eid al Adha and Eid al Fitr?

    What are the differences between Eid al Adha and Eid al Fitr?

    It is believed that their sins are washed away once they complete the journey and they are then referred to as Hajjis. Muslims pray during the Eid ceremony, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at Baitun Nur Mosque on July 18.
    Giuliani tries to explain what he meant by ‘truth isn’t truth’

    Giuliani tries to explain what he meant by ‘truth isn’t truth’

    After Todd put his hand on his forehead and said: "This is going to become a bad meme", the lawyer explained his reasoning. Giuliani has been speaking about Comey in the news lately. "Nowadays they are", Giuliani claimed .
  • Hawaii braces for Category 5 Hurricane Lane

    Hawaii braces for Category 5 Hurricane Lane

    Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles. Tropical-storm-force winds could arrive on Wednesday in the Big Island, and in the smaller islands by Thursday or Friday.
    Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses

    Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses

    Moderate activity such as walking the dog at a brisk pace will earn a point per minute whereas running will earn double this. For easily identified activities like walking or biking, Google says Fit can automatically track your activity.
    Paul Finebaum Thinks Urban Meyer Survives at Ohio State

    Paul Finebaum Thinks Urban Meyer Survives at Ohio State

    The Buckeyes open up the 2018 season at home against Oregon State on September 1. "I think he's pretty close", Finebaum said. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day has been working as the acting head coach of the Buckeyes in Meyer's absence.


Popular

Ariana Grande reveals when she fiance Pete Davidson will marry
Ariana Grande is forever proving that she is the popstar sweetheart this world truly needs. D on it - Ariana Grande-Davidson.

NVIDIA Announce the GeForce RTX 20 Series Launching in September
But the special features "provide the ability for Nvidia to claim leadership in technology, thus the new brand and new prices". I've seen custom RTX 2080 models from just about every graphics card vendor at Gamescom, most using existing cooler designs.

Australia bans Huawei from selling 5G tech
Chinese tech company Huawei said on Thursday that the Australian government has blocked it from providing 5G technology for the country's wireless networks.

India rejects UAE’s $100m flood disaster fund offer
Almost 14.50 lakh people from 3.91 lakh families are still in about 3,879 relief camps across the state. The UAE offer is more than the $97 million so far promised by India's central government.

Trump to relax carbon limits on power plants to support United States coal
Southern already has cut back on its coal fleet from 69 percent of its utility mix in 2007 to roughly 28 percent in 2017. What does this mean for climate change? "They know that clean energy is just cheaper ", Perera said.

Madonna criticised for "self-indulgent" Aretha Franklin MTV VMAs tribute
And I know she influenced so many people in this house tonight, in this room tonight. Many fans took to social media during the VMAs to sound off about Madonna's tribute .

US deports former Nazi camp guard to Germany
A soldier broke the butt of his rifle, which meant he was required to file a report so the German SS would issue him a new one. Palij's fate in Germany is unclear because there may not be enough evidence against him to bring wartime charges.

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 leapfrogs the 1080 Ti for $800
Both of these first-person games will be among the first that will support real-time ray tracing via NVIDIA's RTX technology. The big breakthrough for the RTX 2000 series is how Nvidia's Turing architecture is now capable of real-time ray tracing .

President Trump Once Considered 'Blacks Against Whites' Season of 'The Apprentice'
Trump admitted he wasn't the one who came up with the concept, but did say it would be "the highest rated show on television". The Apprentice , which aired on NBC for 14 seasons from 2004-2017, earned Trump a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Tyson Fury beats Pianeta to set up Wilder bout
The 31-year-old Frampton, who defended the interim WBO title, said: "I'm not a world champion, Josh is a world champion". But fans were not impressed with the face-off between the lineal heavyweight champion and the WBC heavyweight champion.