John McCain Asked To Be Eulogized by Obama, George W. Bush


Phoenix New Times: "Vintage John McCain: Dead at 81, He Was America's Senator, Not Arizona's" - "McCain, who died Saturday at age 81, was widely viewed as a maverick - and an opportunist". Senior Russian lawmaker Lenoid Slutsky, who was sanctioned by the US over Crimea, said "He was neither a friend nor ally of Russia, on the contrary, he was our ardent opponent".

Early in his career, he was not known for his discipline or for his ability to follow orders without question. However, McCain stated in a 2017 interview with "60 Minutes" that he'd like his service to be held at the Naval Academy.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the late Arizona senator as "an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions".

In 1967, the aircraft McCain was piloting was shot down over North Vietnam. His injuries were eventually treated when his captors realized that McCain was a potentially valuable political prisoner. In a final letter released Monday, McCain appeared to repudiate Trump's politics one last time, saying, "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe". As he had been trained to do, he only provided his name, rank, and serial number. McCain was a prisoner of war for more than five years. The two had a long-running feud. "I admire Senator Obama and his accomplishments, and I will respect him". The last lawmaker to receive this honor was Democratic Sen. I had loved her before then, but like most young people, my affection was little more than a simple appreciation for the comforts and privileges most Americans enjoyed and took for granted. "No country-no country ever had a greater cause than that". McCain gave that quote at the Republican National Convention in 2004.

"Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did", Obama tweeted.

Flake added that we can honor McCain's legacy by "seeing the good in our opponents, by being quick to forgive, by realizing that there's something more important than ourselves, to put service over and above our self interest". "If we heard something today or tomorrow from Trump, we know it'd mean less than a degree from Trump University". "And for that, we are all in his debt".

The Senator had an ongoing battle with President Trump over everything from legislation to personal remarks.

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In recent months, the enmity between the two Republicans only intensified.

But Trump told aides he wanted to post a brief tweet instead, and the statement praising McCain's life was not released. He called it "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

Truong Huy San, a prominent social critic, wrote on Facebook Sunday that McCain's personality helped Hanoi and Washington make amends, and said that the country could learn from him.

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.

McCain's popularity among Republicans has dropped as Trump has taken over the party.

Collins, whom McCain famously sided with in opposing the GOP-led narrow repeal of Obamacare a year ago, said that the loss of McCain means the loss of "an important voice for national unity". With visible scars from his medical treatment, McCain never faltered or failed to challenge his colleagues to do better. Sen. John McCains's death on Saturday. Not everyone agreed with his priorities or legislation, but he knew that and accepted it as part of the political game. "Like Teddy, John McCain loved the United States Senate and believed in its power to impact lives in a positive way". He worked with Republicans and Democrats to move America forward.

"He was a family man with a lovely wife and kids, including sons who served in the military and a daughter adopted from India".