Gov. Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff to honor McCain

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"Our hearts and prayers are with you!"

"John McCain, in death", said historian Jon Meacham, "is performing the unifying function that the incumbent president is congenitally incapable of performing".

"We know that his flame lives on, in each of us". "And for that, we are all in his debt". But none was more poignant than his wife Cindy's words. Some lives, he said, "are so vivid, it is hard to imagine them ended".

Ms Ward appeared to agree, replying: "I think they wanted to have a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me".

Roddey recalled McCain stopping in Western Pennsylvania three or four times during his presidential campaign, including a Washington County stop with his new running mate, Sarah Palin. He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country. "But, to me, more than anything, John was a friend". Those were causes greater than himself and party politics. At the end of his life he faced a cruel and relentless disease. "That was his biggest issue with that approach that we were taking, that it wasn't a bipartisan approach".

It was a point McCain reiterated when the free trade agreement was finally reopened under Trump almost a decade later. "Americans will be forever grateful for his heroic military service and for his steadfast integrity as a member of the United States Senate". John McCain's legacy, less than a day after the elder statesman's death.

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Their cooperation could be seen during an Armed Services Committee hearing on torture, when Senator Kennedy ran out of his allotted time as he questioned a witness, she wrote.

John Sidney McCain III was born in 1936 in the Panama Canal zone, where his father was stationed in the military. John McCain, but it was never sent out, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. He was a giant. It is unclear whether the U.S. leader will attend the state funeral on Friday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called McCain "a tireless fighter for a strong trans-Atlantic alliance; his significance went well beyond his own country".

He added that Canadians join Americans in celebrating his life and mourning his passing.

"The nation is in tears".

"It was he who took the lead in significantly healing the wounds of war, and normalizing and promoting the comprehensive Vietnam-U.S. partnership", Minh said.

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Jimmy Kimmel wrote, "America lost a real hero today". "John McCain will cast a long shadow". He was a man of great courage and conviction. Honorable and courageous. Israel is grateful for his support.

Finally he loved his family so very much. "Our respectful thoughts go to his beloved ones", Macron posted on Twitter.

Tom Ridge, who was governor of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2001 and who led the office of Homeland Security from 2001 until 2005, called McCain a "dear friend" and principled leader. "My deepest sympathies go to his family, and the American people".

"Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't".

A number of pro-Trump politicians followed his example. It was an honor for me to serve with him in the U.S. Senate, where he was a leader on defense and security issues.

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