Presidents, lawmakers laud John McCain for devotion to country

Presidents, lawmakers laud John McCain for devotion to country

In 2000, McCain entered the race of the GOP nomination for the US presidency but lost to George W. Bush, then governor of Texas who later won the general election and became the country's 43rd president.

John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and one-time Republican presidential nominee, died Saturday, Aug. 25, at his home following a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

U.S. Sen. John McCain speaks to a group of supporters alongside his wife Cindy and daughters Meghan McCain and Bridget McCain. And for that, we are all in his debt.

In a statement, Bush said, "Some lives are so vivid, it is hard to imagine them ended".

He said: John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics.

Democrat Bill Clinton (1993-2001) praised McCain, saying he "frequently put partisanship aside", while Republican George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) hailed him as "a public servant of the rarest courage".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, meanwhile, announced plans to introduce a resolution to rename the Senate's Russell office building after McCain - a nod to the deep, bipartisan friendships McCain amassed throughout his career in the Senate.

Us Senator John McCain, who died Saturday, will be buried in Annapolis, Maryland, and before that to say goodbye to a politician in Washington and Arizona.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the late Arizona senator as "an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions". His family and friends will be in our prayers.

26 children killed by coalition strikes in Yemen
Mr Lowcock's statement on Friday confirmed that the victims had been fleeing violence around the rebel-held port city Hudaydah. A Yemeni woman and a girl, displaced from the coastal city of Hodeidah, sit at a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen , on August 17.

With a five-day memorial service for John McCain, so many people will be able to pay him their respects.

McCain had been one of the most vocal proponents in Washington in favor of normalizing ties with Communist-led Vietnam, a former enemy of the United States.

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama issued a statement sending their "heartfelt condolences" to McCain's wife, Cindy and their family. "Americans will be forever grateful for his heroic military service and his steadfast integrity".

At a time Republicans were trying to smear the Obama presidency with claims of Obama not being American or being Muslim, John McCain maintained the best values of American life - decency, liberalism and a commitment to fairness and the truth.

In his end-of-life memoir, McCain scorned Trump's seeming admiration for autocrats and disdain for refugees.

"And the spirit that drove him was never extinguished: we are here to commit ourselves to something bigger than ourselves".

McCain represented Arizona in Congress for more than 30 years.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said that, "America lost one of her greatest warriors today".

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