Meghan McCain’s Statement On Her Father’s Passing Goes Viral

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The one-time presidential candidate and war hero died on Saturday after a year-long battle with brain cancer.

Within an hour of his office's announcement that McCain had died, tributes began pouring in from his Senate colleagues, recollections that not only reflected on the late Senator's career, but touched on what he meant to them personally.

"McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate from Arizona six times".

"When I first arrived in the Senate, I knew well John's reputation as a public servant with integrity, resolve, and a willingness to challenge the status quo". John lived his life with courage, commitment, and dedication to our nation. "But in this loss, and in this sorrow, I take comfort in this: John McCain, hero of the republic and to his little girl, wakes today to something more glorious than anything on this earth".

- Pat Roberts (@SenPatRoberts) August 24, 2018Godspeed to my friend @SenJohnMcCain, who leaves behind a profound legacy of courage and conviction. "The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad - but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us". When his plane was shot down, he spent more than five years as a prisoner of war.

McCain had an unsuccessful run for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 but lost to Democrat Barack Obama, who went on to become the first black United States president.

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McCain was the Republican nominee for president in 2008, with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, but lost to President Barack Obama. My prayers go out to his friends, family, and constituents during this time-you are in our hearts.

"John McCain was a fearless American and a true hero - one who honorably served our country for 60 years". John McCain, R-Ariz., accompanied by his daughter Meghan McCain, waves to supporters as he enters a campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio.

"Karen and I send our deepest condolences to Cindy and the entire McCain family on the passing of Senator John McCain", the vice president said.

McCain wrote about how his cancer diagnosis forced him to realize his current term in the Senate would be his last in his book The Restless Wave, saying that it allowed him the freedom to "vote my conscience without worry" about getting re-elected.

Mr Trump, who received serial deferments and did not serve in the military, said Mr McCain was "a war hero (only) because he was captured", adding, "I like people that weren't captured". "Ann and I will miss him a great deal", Romney wrote. John McCain shortly after his death.

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".

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