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Sen. John McCain, a War Hero Who Became a Political Heavyweight, Dies at 81

Sen. John McCain, a War Hero Who Became a Political Heavyweight, Dies at 81

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  • ‪America has lost a true national treasure & public servant who embodied honor & the best in all of us. From Europe where he singlehandedly personified transatlantic relations in the Senate from Munich Secrurity to NATO to Vietnam where he served, Sen McCain will be sorely missed‬, RIP.

  • John McCain had always upheld the ideals that we as Americans hold sacred: Integrity, courage, restraint, and honor. He has always been, and always will be, the embodiment of our greatest strengths as a nation.

    In recent years, he has stood as a reminder that, in no way, and for no reason, should we

    John McCain had always upheld the ideals that we as Americans hold sacred: Integrity, courage, restraint, and honor. He has always been, and always will be, the embodiment of our greatest strengths as a nation.

    In recent years, he has stood as a reminder that, in no way, and for no reason, should we ever lose sight of that which makes our country great.

    He will be sorely missed.

  • Really having a heavy heart this weekend. My family helped his 2000 campaign because we believed (and still believe) in his undying desire to fight for this country, for its people, and for what's right.

    A fighter until the very end and a lion we can look up to. We're saluting you up in heaven, Senator.

  • There are so many incredible things and lists of accomplishments that have been written or are being written about Senator John McCain. I think it’s perhaps fitting to remember the senators own words while accepting the Liberty Medal in October 2017.

    “We are still an incredibly young country, still

    There are so many incredible things and lists of accomplishments that have been written or are being written about Senator John McCain. I think it’s perhaps fitting to remember the senators own words while accepting the Liberty Medal in October 2017.

    “We are still an incredibly young country, still learning how to make democracy work. We sure as hell don't always get it right. It took a bloody war to get rid of slavery. It took a war of another kind to end segregation. And, sadly, we're still struggling to treat each other with dignity and respect.

    But we cannot let fear and irrationality hold sway. We cannot allow unreason to govern. No single man in any single office should ever be permitted to throw sand in the gears of what is still the American experiment.

    I share the concerns of many about the President's dangerous ignorance of the world, his diminishing -- if not vacant -- curiosity and his general disdain for any thoughtful, balanced approach to governance.”

  • I remember the video when a lady in the crowd said Obama was not an American and McCain stood up for him even though he was an opponent. That is real strength. Rest In Peace....

  • To a truly great American hero, Rest In Peace. May all of us even serve this country an iota the amount he did up until the very last.

  • The way Trump has treated McCain—disparaging him at every turn, most recently at the signing of the McCain defense bill, even as McCain battled for his life—was one of the most atrocious things I’ve seen in politics in recent years. An incredibly sad coda to a heroic life.

  • Wow...That happened too quickly. No words can take away the pain of losing a loved one. It will take a long time for that pain to ease, but may his family find moments of peace and comfort during this very difficult time as they recall his love. Rest In Peace, Senator McCain.

  • Complicated and principled man...some times admired him, some times booed him, but never wished him ill will... condolences to his family and friends... I hope POTUS doesn’t find a way to screw up his remarks and tweets... but he probably will... such is the world we live in...

  • This is a man who made the most of his time on earth.