Skip to comments.BREAKING: Sen. John McCain Has Died
Posted on 08/25/2018 6:14:32 PM PDT by Kaslin
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July of 2017, has died. Its the same form that took the life of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in 2009. Cortney wrote on Friday that Mr. McCain would be suspending medical treatment. For the past year, the Arizona Republican has been fighting the disease, which has kept him from Washington D.C. Sen. McCain cast the deciding vote in the GOPs failed attempt at the so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare. The measure went down 49-51. He has remained in Arizona for medical treatment since the end of 2017. Senator McCain was 81 years old, passing away nine years to the day of his colleague Sen. Kennedy, according to Jonathan Martin of The New York Times.
Mr. McCain ran for president in 2000 and 2008, becoming the Republican Party's nominee in the latter contest, though was ultimately not successful. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, being shot down over North Vietnam in 1967, where he remained in captivity for nearly six years. He was released in 1973.
McCain succeeded Sen. Barry Goldwater, "Mr. Conservative," in 1987 after the latter decided to retire.
Breaking News: John McCain has died of brain cancer at 81. Once a prisoner of war, he made two bids for president and was a towering presence in the Senate.https://t.co/oWPRrWL6XX The New York Times (@nytimes) August 26, 2018
Karen and I are praying for Senator John McCain, Cindy and their family this weekend. May God bless them all during this difficult time. Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 25, 2018
Rest In Peace, @SenJohnMcCain. Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 26, 2018
Sen. John McCain has died. He was 81. pic.twitter.com/D7pycAYUWD Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) August 26, 2018
Sen McCain died nine years to the day after Ted Kennedy passed away from the same illness. https://t.co/SI696aGoPj Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 26, 2018
RIP you old RINO.
May he be more use to God than he was to the American people.
And so begin the endless postings of McCain’s demise.
Mexico just lost it’s best ally in their plan to take the Southwest
Mourning in Polanco
Any idea if The Douche has appointed a replacement yet?
Ducey won’t appoint anybody until after Tuesday’s primary election.
Dont miss him.
Just relieved the old maverick is gone for good.
For the next month all we will hear and see in the media is what a great American he was... Maybe while he was on active duty, but IMHO not while he was in an elected office.
He can say hi to Ted Kennedy now.
May the Author of Peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort all the bereaved among us.
If he doesn’t I’m definitely voting against him. And if he makes a bad choice and a certain McCandidate wins the primary for The Flake’s seat I may have something more important to do on the first Tuesday in November than schlepping down to the polls.
MS13 is truly saddened.
Well, we aren't no ways tired of winning.
He can say hi to Ted Kennedy now.
They both died on the same day 9 years apart. They’re sharing a bunk now.
Rest in Peace, Senator.
So, whoever loses the primary contest to fill Jeff Flake’s seat, should be appointed to fill the remainder of McCain’s term?
Sort of a win-semi win.
But of course, no such thing will happen. Some really emotional and ego-driven act, like appointing McCain’s wife Cindy, will be the “right thing” to do, and the same kind of paralysis will continue to operate at the Arizona state and Federal level.
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