Monday, 12 November, 2018

Family, friends and politicians react to John McCain's death

John McCain dies at 81 War hero and presidential candidate John McCain has died
Alonzo Parks | 26 August, 2018, 09:01

Current and former United States presidents led tributes from across the political divide following the death of senator John McCain yesterday. A statement from his office said his wife, Cindy, and other famiy members were with him when he died. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family.

Mr. Obama, who defeated McCain in 2008 presidential race, issued a statement shortly after McCain's death 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". "The world was a better place with Senator John McCain in it and we all mourn his loss tonight".

The president's statement comes after the two Republican leaders maintained a strained relationship since Trump suggested in 2015 the Vietnam veteran and prisoner of war was not a war hero.

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During a very emotional time, McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, took to social media to pay tribute to her father.

"Today, the State of Arizona, and our entire nation, have lost a great public servant".

McCain had not been on the Senate floor in months, remaining at his Arizona home for treatment of glioblastoma - the same form of brain cancer that took the life of another Senate giant, Democrat Ted Kennedy, in 2009. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. She defended him on her show, in interviews and on Twitter as President Donald Trump and his allies hurled insults at the senator over differing political views. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order. Bush said. "Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled". "God bless and thank you all".

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