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Sen. Klobuchar Pays Tribute To ‘Mentor’ McCain

28 August 2018

Jeff Flake, now the senior senator in McCain's home state of Arizona. He also had surgery for an intestinal infection in April.

Mr. Trump's initial silence about Mr. McCain underscored the isolation of the USA leader and fueled criticism that he is incapable of bringing a divided nation together even as it mourns a man widely seen as an American hero and a political icon. According to screenshots of the conversation posted on Twitter by Arizona political reporters, the aide, Jonathan Williams, wondered if it was "just a coincidence" that the announcement of McCain ending medical treatment came the day Ward was launching a statewide bus tour, her big push before Tuesday's primary.

John McCain emphasized the importance of unity among Americans and urged the country to not "despair of our present difficulties" in a farewell message prepared before his death.

He spoke near McCain's desk in the Senate, which has been draped in black and adorned with white roses in his honor.

In his proclamation, Trump said that the USA flag will be flown "at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds" as well as at all military posts and naval stations across the United States and around the world, including "all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions".

John McCain's farewell statement, after he died of brain cancer on the weekend, contained clear rebukes of President Trump.

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to offer a resolution to rename one of the Senate's three office buildings after McCain.

"These were bitter contests, both of them", said Sen.

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A family spokesman issued a farewell statement from McCain in which he said of the United States: "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries".

The Arizona Republican died on Saturday of brain cancer.

In 2008, Obama and McCain engaged in their presidential campaigns and often met each other on the national stage to debate their policies.

'We can try, as he did, to put country before party.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "I am deeply saddened by the passing of John McCain, a great American patriot and a great supporter of Israel".

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in English that McCain "was a true American hero". It sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom. "His significance went well beyond his own country". In October 1967, the then US Navy pilot McCain parachuted out of his Skyhawk jet to be taken prisoner and spend more than five years as a prisoner of war.

McCain was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, and, after serving two terms, was elected to the U.S Senate in 1986. During his sixty years of service to our country, Sen.

Sen. Klobuchar Pays Tribute To ‘Mentor’ McCain