Meghan McCain Shares Heartbreaking Tribute to Late Father John McCain

U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy gestures as he addresses the convention after a tribute to his life and career was presented at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver Colorado

U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy gestures as he addresses the convention after a tribute to his life and career was presented at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver Colorado

Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that he wants to name the Senate building that housed McCain's suite of offices after the Arizona senator, who served as chairman of the Commerce Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee. "With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment", the McCain family said in a statement.

In his last hours, McCain turned down further treatment, his family announced in a statement.

Palin, who was McCain's vice presidential running mate during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, also remembered the "good times" she had with the Senator, but she said it was "unfortunate" that he was surrounded by "people who weren't serving him well" during his presidential run.

After leaving the Navy, McCain ran for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona in 1982 and won.

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

The president, who mocked McCain's capture in Vietnam during the 2016 campaign, jabbed at the senator even after his illness for voting against Republican efforts to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law.

McCain first voted in favor of debating the bill, giving his fellow Republicans hope that their long-sought goal of repealing Obamacare was in sight. Collins said McCain was struggling with his vote.

McCain was a respected leader in the Senate, despite being labeled a maverick. someone who broke from Republican ranks when he felt principle was more important than party.

Meghan added of her father: "He is so resilient in so many different ways", she added. He opposed the president's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director because of her past role in overseeing torture, scolded Trump for alienating US allies at an worldwide summit, labeled the administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy "an affront to the decency of the American people" and denounced the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki as a "tragic mistake" in which the president put on "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

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He was also front and center during her epic performance . "Loyalty is everything to me", she said. We're told the bash is a "celebration of this monumental award and moment in her career".

Presidents and lawmakers from both parties honored Sen. The episode led McCain to become a leader on campaign finance reform, which included the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act.

A vanquished McCain shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee George W Bush at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, on August 3, 2000.

Grainy black and white video shows the wounded the pilot parachuting into Truc Bach Lake where was captured and beaten by the North Vietnamese who brought him ashore. "And at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well-lived".

McCain entered the Naval Academy in 1954, soon after graduating from a prep school in Alexandria, VA.

In a speech to midshipmen at his alma mater in October 2017, McCain joked about his abysmal academic performance.

'Right from the start he'd say: "I'm going to hold a press conference out in Phoenix".

McCain was taken prisoner and stayed in an infamous prison known as the "Hanoi Hilton". He narrowly escaped death in July of that year, when, while preparing for a routine bombing mission, an explosion on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal engulfed his plane in flames, killing 134 men on board. He ejects and is taken prisoner. "He loved me, and I loved him". In 1986, he was elected to the Senate to succeed Barry Goldwater, the failed Republican presidential hopeful.

The son and grandson of Navy admirals, McCain was taught the value of civic duty from an early age.

Editor's note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. And to me, he was a friend whom I'll deeply miss.

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