Looking At The Potential Replacements For John McCain

Looking At The Potential Replacements For John McCain

Looking At The Potential Replacements For John McCain

McCain passed away Saturday night at the age of 81 after a year-long battle with brain cancer.

Eulogies from liberal and conservative figures alike, have been pouring in.

A statement issued the following day by the senator's office said he was at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland receiving treatment for the "normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy" and looked forward to returning to work as soon as possible.

But in his address to the US Studies Centre past year, Senator McCain did not shy away from conceding that Mr Trump was "unsettling" American allies, or that there is a debate underway in the United States about its role in the world, its resolution uncertain.

He added that McCain was deeply devoted to his family.

The late Arizona Republican, had organised his funeral, and close associates had told the White House in May that he did not want Trump to be invited. "We know that his flame lives on, in each of us".

"The thing about John McCain is that he was amazingly interested in the people around him", said Kaites, a former Arizona state legislator.

But the pinnacle of his political career came in 2008, when he clinched the Republican nomination for president, only to lose to Obama amid the global financial meltdown and dragged down by Bush's low approval ratings. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman called McCain "an example of a principled politician".

Obama said the two political opponents "saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world".

Bush also released a statement on Mr McCain's passing, writing how hard it is to imagine that such a vivid life has ended.

"A warrior of strength, a patriot of heart, and a man of conviction". Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commission, echoed those remarks, writing on Sunday that McCain was a "hero and exemplary public servant".


"McCain will be missed by all of us very much", wrote the Defense Minister.

"He was a great fire who burned bright, and we lived in his light and warmth", said Meghan McCain, one of the late senator's 7 children - 3 of them from a previous marriage.

Former Minority Whip Jon Kyl was John McCain's colleague from Arizona in the U.S. Senate. "Americans will be forever grateful for his heroic military service and for his steadfast integrity as a member of the United States Senate...."

But in a fresh sign of hostility, Trump, who once said he didn't consider McCain a war hero because he was captured, didn't even mention the Arizona senator's name. "Canadians join Americans tonight in celebrating his life and mourning his passing".

He missed a White House ceremony on December 12, 2017, in which President Donald Trump signed the annual defense bill into law - one of McCain's signature achievements.

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, wrote on Twitter that "tonight we say goodbye to a true hero". John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. "John never took the easy path in life - and through sacrifice and suffering he inspired others to serve something greater than self", she tweeted.

McCain's daughter Meghan shared her feelings on Twitter, as well.

McCain then headed off to U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, graduating in 1958 near the bottom of his class, ranking 894 out of 899.

"Thank you, Senator McCain, for your service to the nation", First Lady Melania Trump tweeted. "When you hear cancer, a nuclear bomb goes off in your life".

Joe Lieberman, left, and John McCain visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City March 19, 2008.

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