Meghan McCain Shares Heartbreaking Tribute to Late Father John McCain

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Eulogies from liberal and conservative figures alike, have been pouring in. He had been receiving chemotherapy, but his family announced in August that he would no longer seek medical treatment. "Michelle and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Cindy and their family".

His last Navy duty assignment was to serve as the naval liaison to the United States Senate. Our hearts and prayers are with you!'

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.

The scion of a decorated military family, McCain embraced his role as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, pushing for aggressive United States military intervention overseas and eager to contribute to "defeating the forces of radical Islam that want to destroy America".

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.

Speaker Paul Ryan also in a tweet said: "John McCain was a giant of our time - not just for the things he achieved, but for who he was and what he fought for all his life". Few sacrificed more for, or contributed more to, the welfare of his fellow citizens - and indeed freedom-loving peoples around the world.

McCain was the Republican nominee for president in 2008, with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, but lost to President Barack Obama.

"John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order".

Trump offered Senator McCain's family his blessing on Twitter writing: "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain".

"John McCain's life is proof that some truths are timeless", he said in a statement.

Former president George W. Bush called McCain's voice "so vibrant, it's hard to think of [him] stilled". 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".

An emotional statement from his daughter Meghan said: "The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad - but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us".

She continued: "He was a tough politician, a trusted colleague, and there will simply never be another like him".

Flake said that he was with McCain on Friday to say goodbye, and to thank McCain's family.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked eulogized the late U.S. senator John McCain on social media writing that "he was a true patriot and a true friend of Israel". "Americans will be forever grateful for his heroic military service & his steadfast integrity".

It has been confirmed that former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at a separate service to be held in McCain's home state of Arizona, where McCain had served as US Senator since 1987.

A rare Republican critic of Trump, McCain accused the president of "naivete", "egotism" and of sympathizing with autocrats.

But John McCain was never afraid to reach across the aisle, so unafraid of straying from the party line that he earned the infamous Maverick nickname in the Senate.

Other plans were taking shape, too. Sen.

A politician, servicemember, husband and father, McCain was known for his strength of character and service to the U.S. You will be missed, Senator McCain.

"May he rest in peace". John McCain was one of them.

In July 2017, McCain was diagnosed with a tumour called a glioblastoma, which is an aggressive type of brain cancer but returned to the Senate after his diagnosis and cast a pivotal vote against a Republican bill to undo the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare.

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