McCain was diagnosed with gliobastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, last summer, and his family announced Friday he had made a decision to discontinue medical treatment because "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict". He was severely injured and taken prisoner.
Colleagues of McCain, 81, had been bracing for the worst for months as the Arizona senator retreated from public life to fight the disease. As we reported. McCain's family said age was a factor in John's decision to cease treatment. In a send-up of Barack Obama's expensive 30-minute campaign ad, which ran on several broadcast and cable networks, McCain and Fey's Palin talked up their potential administration (and some quality products) for the QVC audience. Additionally, his courage, perseverance and ability to overcome adversity, in every facet of his life, will continue to inspire us all.
John McCain's office announced his death on Sunday. In his concession speech, Mr. McCain, citing the death of Mr. Obama's grandmother only 48 hours earlier, said, "Senator Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country, and I applaud him for it and offer him his honest sympathy his beloved grandmother did not see him on this day".
"Senator McCain was a man of principle who dedicated his life to the service of his country".
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown released a statement Saturday night saying, "John McCain was an American hero who embodied our nation's most cherished values: service and sacrifice". John McCain, his one-time political rival, a "man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order".
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Trump, who received serial deferments and did not serve in the military, said that McCain was "a war hero (only) because he was captured", adding, "I like people that weren't captured". When Trump blamed him for the survival of the Affordable Care Act, McCain sniffed, "I've faced tougher adversaries". "God bless John McCain". "I particularly remember his love for the birds", Collins said. McCain is also known for enduring more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Jon Kyl and McCain's wife, Cindy, as possible successors, the Washington Post reported. "I'd like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different", he wrote. "With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. My prayers go out to Senator McCain's friends, family, and constituents during this time - you are in our hearts".
According to McCain's website, he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1982 before being elected to the United States Senate in 1986. He lost the GOP nomination to George W. Bush during the 2000 election.
McCain was elected to the Senate from Arizona six times but twice thwarted in seeking the presidency. When the Senate in 2014 released a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 attacks, McCain said the issue wasn't "about our enemies". With his good-natured sales pitches for things like "McCain's Fine Gold" (featuring a cameo from Cindy McCain) and self-deprecating humor ("I'm a true maverick - a Republican without money"), the Senator held his own with comedy veteran Fey and generated plenty of laughs himself. At the moment of greatest excitement at the convention, the acceptance speech, he stilled the screaming throngs by directly addressing Democratic nominee Barack Obama: "You have my respect and my admiration".
His predecessor, Malcolm Turnbull, also thanked McCain for his "courageous life" in a tweet.