US Senator John McCain dies after brain tumour battle

Former President Barack Obama who ran against Sen. John Mc Cain in the 2008 presidential election paid tribute to the senato

Former President Barack Obama who ran against Sen. John Mc Cain in the 2008 presidential election paid tribute to the senato

The president offered prayers and condolences to those slain in a Jacksonville, Florida, shooting, before pivoting to McCain, a critic with whom he has feuded. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" "God bless John McCain".

John McCain was a fierce warrior in every sense of the word whether he was fighting the North Vietnamese who held him captive, promoting the issues in which he believed on the floor of the Senate, or battling the aggressive brain cancer that ultimately took him.

"My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain", the president wrote. Trump will not be invited to McCain's funeral.

McCain did have some other thoughts about what he would like to have at his own funeral.

"The thing about John McCain is that he was amazingly interested in the people around him", said Kaites, a former Arizona state legislator.

Sources quoted by USA media said President Trump would not be invited to the funeral and the current administration would probably be represented by Vice President Mike Pence.

People from across the nation are reacting to McCain's death, including Georgia leaders. On Friday, his family announced they had stopped McCain's treatment. But it flew at full staff on Monday. The building was renamed from the Old Senate Office Building to honor Russell in 1972. The Republican governor added that McCain's "spirit, service and fierce independence shaped the state with which he became synonymous".

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The request contrasts with the White House, which raised its flags back to full staff on Monday after lowering them on Sunday.

Earlier this summer, Mr McCain issued a blistering statement criticising Mr Trump's meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Trump has frequently criticized McCain for voting against a 2017 plan in the Senate to replace the so-called Obamacare law.

McCain died on Saturday.

"Sen. Chris Van Hollen: John McCain's passion and determination were unsurpassed in the Senate, and his moral compass was unfailing".

Mr McCain is expected to be remembered in Arizona and Washington before being buried, likely this week, at the Naval Academy Cemetery on a peninsula overlooking the Severn River.

Trump also posted about McCain's death on his Instagram page - in a fashion that drew near-immediate condemnation. The two had a long-running feud. "He is irreplaceable, but his legacy will live wherever democracy is defended, human rights are protected, and US leadership is exerted in defense of universal values".

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