Obama remembers Senator McCain: 'All of us can aspire to his courage'

John McCain dies at 81 after battle with brain cancer

John McCain dies at 81

The decorated politician's family said they are "immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the past year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John's many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers".

The Vietnam War veteran represented Arizona in the Senate and House of Representatives for 35 years. His wife, Cindy, and other members of his family were present.

"Thank you for the privilege of serving you and for the rewarding life that service in uniform and in public office has allowed me to lead".

While President Donald Trump signature would not be required to change the name of the Russell Senate Office Building nor would the House vote on it, the effort could test Republicans' resolve against the sitting President. Aide says senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.

Years later, Flake would join McCain in the upper chamber where he jokingly embraced his unofficial title: "Well, I was simply known as the other senator from Arizona".

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The news of his passing came more than a year after the news that he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of cancer that begins in the brain.

After he delivered a stirring tribute to McCain on the floor, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked about naming the building after McCain and said only "we'll be talking about the best ways to honor Sen".

The rise of Trump's populist candidacy in 2016 was widely seen as a disavowal of McCain-style Republicanism and of the more establishment approach he took during his own presidential run in 2008.

Presidents and lawmakers from both parties are honoring Sen. He secured the nomination in 2008 but was defeated by Democratic nominee Barack Obama. After McCain criticized Trump's harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration, Trump disparaged McCain's military service by saying he preferred "people who weren't captured".

"I will never forget my time working with John in the Senate", she added.

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But McCain did not back down.

Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a close friend, said Friday that "becoming 's friend has been one of the great blessings of my life".

"I love my husband with all of my heart. America has never had a more heroic and determined champion", he tweeted. He understood that safeguarding freedom and rights of self-determination across the globe starts with a responsible, confident foreign policy for the United States.

"John McCain was many things - a proud graduate of the Naval Academy, a Senate colleague, a political opponent", Biden tweeted on Saturday night.

His breaking point with Mr Trump was the release a month before the election of a lewd audio in which Mr Trump said he could kiss and grab women. "Cancer's scary, and having someone like him who's been through so much tragedy to empathize and give his time, especially because he's one of the most powerful people on the planet".

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