Maryland leaders react to the death of John McCain

26 August, 2018, 18:32 | Author: Cecil Davis
  • John McCain, 'maverick' senator, dead at 81 - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Senator John McCain passed away Saturday after battling brain cancer, according to a statement from his office.

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". In this Lifetime movie parody, Amy Poehler stars as a woman whose husband, played by McCain, continually invades her personal space - whether she's in the shower, coming in the front door, or even on the witness stand testifying against him.

John McCain, Arizona senator and former Republican presidential candidate, has died at the age of 81. In Australia, new Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who only assumed office on Friday, honoured "a true friend of Australia who was committed to strengthening the alliance between our two nations".

It was a beloved Democrat congressman who would help teach McCain the benefits of working together.

Jimmy Kimmel wrote, "America lost a real hero today. We have former members of Congress residing in federal prison".

John McCain speaks at a 2008 campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio.

On Twitter, the USA first lady wrote: "Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the McCain Family". He was a piblic servant in the finest traditions of our country.

McCain had been a rare and outspoken Republican critic of Trump, accusing him of "naivete", "egotism" and of sympathizing with autocrats. -European economic and defense ties. McCain lost said election to former President Barrack Obama. The Arizona Republican's vocal criticism of the Trump administration's more isolationist foreign policy approach echoed numerous concerns raised in capitals around the world.

In 2008, McCain fared far better. Amid an endless outpouring of sympathies for the McCain family, some chose to challenge the massive praise McCain received posthumously. As a United States senator, McCain spoke out against its use against terrorism suspects during the US-declared "War on Terror", which followed the September 11 attacks.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called McCain's death "sad news for all Ukrainian people" on Twitter on Sunday. "It sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom".

Elsewhere on Twitter, McCain's trying years in the military were noted among commemorators as a defining feature of the Vietnam War veteran's life. He meddled for war in the Middle East and Ukraine.

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"On behalf of the crew of USS John S. McCain, I offer our support and prayers to the McCain family, our gratitude to the senator for his years of service to our nation, and a heartfelt traditional Navy sendoff: 'Fair winds and following seas.' It is an honor to have our mighty warship carry on your name and continue your legacy". Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act in a ceremony at a military base in NY.

Russia's response was far more mixed. McCain - a Naval Academy graduate who took tremendous pride in his "maverick" label - was captured in October 1967 after his bomber was hit by a missile.

However, McCain's military background gave him the reputation of a hawk among his opponents.

She added: "A man who never sought accolades".

McCain also adamantly lobbied against Russian Federation and China - policies which some Twitter users found confrontational and potentially disastrous.

Cindy was McCain's first wife.

As with Russia, McCain wasn't afraid to confront China during his trips to Asia.

John Kaites was a driver for the senator during his 20s, and said McCain was "open, caring, hard-working and an intentional listener".

Kyl noted that whoever is appointed to fill McCain's seat will have big shoes to fill, especially when it comes to national security and worldwide relations. "We deeply mourn the death of Sen".

Former President George W Bush described McCain, his one-time political rival, as a "man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order".

Collins, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union", said that she and Sen.

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