John Mc Cain, Unbridled Titan Of American Politics

26 August, 2018, 18:30 | Author: Sue Riley
  • US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

John McCain (R-Ariz.) voted against a GOP repeal of ObamaCare with an iconic "thumbs down" gesture on the Senate floor.

My heart is broken.

The office of Barack and Michelle Obama released a statement on the death of Mr McCain, in which Mr Obama wrote that despite all their differences, they shared "a fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched and sacrificed". "He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best".

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who's one of McCain's closest friends, said on Twitter that Cindy McCain "remains steadfast and is traveling every step of the way on this hard journey", and the "love provided by Meghan and the McCain children to their father has been comforting to witness".

"My father's passing comes with sorrow and grief for me, for my mother, for my brothers, and for my sisters", said Meghan in a tweet.

She said: "We lived in his light and warmth for so very long".

He began life in 1936 at a US naval base located next to the Panama Canal; the grandson of a four-star US Navy admiral and the son of a naval officer, who would also become an admiral. "With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment", the McCain family said in a statement.

Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives also mourned McCain: "He was a patriotic, courageous hero who served his country above all".

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Born in the Panama Canal Zone on August 29, 1936, McCain went on to follow in the footsteps of his Naval officer father and joined the Navy. He developed a reputation for being the life of the party and misbehaved frequently, graduating fifth from the bottom of his class.

But long before then, McCain was a Navy brat who had little interest in being studious.

In 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, his A-4 Skyhawk was shot down over North Vietnam. It was at a POW hospital that a French television reporter filmed an iconic interview with McCain, badly injured and lying in a bed. He spent much of his time as a prisoner of war in solitary confinement, aided by his faith and the friendships of his fellow POWs. He was brutally tortured and eventually signed an anti-U.S. confession at the request of his captors - a decision he would later describe as dishonorable. They're encased in a room full of Vietnamese propaganda, including videos about the "kind treatment" of the POWs, and photos of American prisoners playing sports, Dillingham said.

McCain is survived by his wife, Cindy, and seven children; three from his first marriage and four from his marriage to Cindy.

Shaked lauded the veteran US Navy pilot for his refusal of an offer from the Vietcong to release him in 1968 when his father, John S. McCain Jr, was named commander of all USA forces in Vietnam.

In 1986, he ran for the Senate seat vacated by longtime Republican Sen.

In his 30-plus years in Congress, McCain would overcome an early scandal that threatened to end his political career and earned the nickname "Maverick" because of his willingness, at times, to break ranks with his own Republican party. In a send-up of Barack Obama's expensive 30-minute campaign ad, which ran on several broadcast and cable networks, McCain and Fey's Palin talked up their potential administration (and some quality products) for the QVC audience.

But his green status didn't stop veteran Arizona congressman Mo Udall from reaching out, often inviting him to state events and becoming his mentor. Amid an endless outpouring of sympathies for the McCain family, some chose to challenge the massive praise McCain received posthumously.


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