Sign posted outside Sen. McCain’s Arizona ranch thanks him for his service

Sign posted outside Sen. McCain’s Arizona ranch thanks him for his service

Sign posted outside Sen. McCain’s Arizona ranch thanks him for his service

His office says McCain died Saturday. "With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment". "I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years", said Cindy McCain in a tweet. Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to name a replacement who would serve out the remainder of McCain's term through the 2020 election.

That was evidence of how John McCain became the Democrats' favorite Republican.

In July, he issued a searing rebuke of Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling it a "tragic mistake" and "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory". McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for more than five years.

The ill will grew after McCain voted in 2017 against a Republican replacement for the Obama-era health law.

"He is probably at the terminal part of his disease", Boockvar, who has not treated McCain but is an expert in the field, told AFP. He was a leader to senators from both parties, a touchstone on foreign and domestic issues.

Earlier this month, Trump signed a military policy bill named for McCain, but he made no mention of McCain at a signing ceremony.

But it was McCain's fortitude after joining the Navy that would define him. And from his cell in Hanoi to the halls of the Senate, he never stopped fighting with courage and determination - first for his country, then for the people of Arizona, and always for the ideals he believed in most.

"We are so fortunate to call him our friend and colleague", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Twitter. John McCain a "giant", an "icon" and an "American hero".

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Eight years later, here was a man who openly professed his love of money, who had avoided military service because of a foot problem he later said had healed itself, a man who bragged about greasing the wheels for his NY real estate empire by donating to both Democrats and Republicans, a man who, in short, unapologetically flouted the long-established traditions of American politics and the presidency.

John Boockvar, director of the Brain Tumor Center at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, said the type of cancer is "incurable". Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., at age 77 in 2009.

Sen. McCain entered the Naval Academy in June 1954. In a dramatic turn, he later cast a deciding vote against the Republican health care bill, earning the wrath of Trump, who frequently cites McCain's vote at campaign events. John McCain's Arizona ranch.

McCain was a long-term survivor of melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. But doctors classified his brain cancer as a "primary tumor", meaning it's not related to his former malignancies.

The rise of Trump's populist candidacy in 2016 was widely seen as a disavowal of McCain-style Republicanism and of the more establishment approach he took during his own presidential run in 2008.

A sign reads "Senator McCain thank you for your service" with American flags next to it to honor the military veteran.

When asked how he wanted to be remembered, McCain had said: "That I made a major contribution to the defense of the nation". Never one to forget a slight, he set his sights on George W. Bush after the Bush campaign reportedly circulated rumors of McCain fathering an illegitimate child during the 2000 presidential campaign, when McCain ran for president on the "straight talk express". "Today I am praying for him and his family". His heroism inspires, his life shapes our character.

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