McCain remembered as war hero and maverick senator as tributes pour in

McCain remembered as war hero and maverick senator as tributes pour in

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Tributes pour in for Senator John McCain, maverick statesman, war hero and presidential candidate. who died at the age of 81.

Senator John McCain was remembered as war hero, conservative statesman, and presidential candidate, as tributes and condolences poured in the wake of McCain’s death at the age of 81.

He passed away a day after his family announced that the Vietnam War hero would stop treatment for his stage-four brain cancer. America’s warrior politician Sen. John McCain died Saturday after a year-long fight with brain cancer.

His daughter Meghan McCain led a stream of online tributes saying: ‘I love you forever, my beloved father’.

The wife of Sen. McCain, Cindy McCain, said on Twitter “My heart is broken.”

Despite his contentious relationship with McCain, Trump paid his respects Saturday evening sharing his ‘deepest sympathies’ to the senator’s family.

Former President Obama and McCain’s rival in the 2008 presidential election, remembered McCain in a lenghty statement saying that “we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher — the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed.”

Vice President Mike Pence commended the senator for his military service and public works.

Senator Jeff Flake, who also represents Arizona, wrote on Twitter: “Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at John McCain’s passing. The world has lost a hero and a statesman.”

Former President George W. Bush called McCain a friend that he would “deeply miss.” He said “John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order. He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country.”

Former President Bill Clinton also issued a statement. “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,” Clinton wrote.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was McCain’s running mate in 2008, said that on Saturday, the world “lost an American original.”

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