United States senator John McCain dead at 81

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"John McCain was one of them", Schumer said.

In a statement Saturday night, a short time after McCain died, Schumer said, "Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain, but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him".

USA senator John McCain, a celebrated war hero known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided America, died Saturday following a battle with brain cancer. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 and won the first of six Senate terms in 1986.

An upstart presidential bid in 2000 didn't last long.

After Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days. Russ Feingold (D-WI) the infamous McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002, limiting political speech in the run-up to national elections.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Mr McCain a "fascinating personality".

On January 17, 2012, McCain, along with four other U.S. senators, visited the Philippines and met with then President Benigno Aquino III and former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario where they discussed wide-range of issues, foremost of which were the freedom of navigation and the South China Sea or the West Philippine Sea.

"Except for one senator, who came into a room at 3 o'clock in the morning and went like that, we would have had health care too, we would have had health care too, think of that", Trump said in February while mimicking McCain's thumbs down gesture.

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According to a report by the New York Times, McCain, 81, passed away on Saturday afternoon around 4:30 pm. But I don't have a complaint. Not one. It's been quite a ride.

"I've known great passions, seen fantastic wonders, fought in a war and helped make peace".

And when an October 2017 interview turned to the subject of service in the Vietnam War - a profoundly marking experience in McCain's own life - he did not hold back.

Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee, said on Twitter, "No man this century better exemplifies honor, patriotism, service, sacrifice and country first than Senator John McCain".

The nation's largest veterans' service organization urged Trump in a statement Monday to follow longtime protocol following the deaths of prominent government officials.

That was evidence of how John McCain became the Democrats' favorite Republican. Trump railed against McCain publicly over the vote, and McCain remarked that he no longer listened to what Trump had to say because "there's no point in it".

Trump and McCain have feuded for years. Trump tweeted condolences to his family but made no reference to the Arizona senator. He opposed the president's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director because of her past role in overseeing torture, scolded Trump for alienating US allies at an global summit, labeled the administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy "an affront to the decency of the American people" and denounced the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki as a "tragic mistake" in which the president put on "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

The late senator "was a man of honor, a true patriot in the best sense of the word", wrote Democrat Jimmy Carter (1977-1981).

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