The Senior Republican Senator from Arizona, John McCain, has died. McCain’s family announced on Friday that the six-term senator, former GOP presidential candidate and POW during the Vietnam War, would be discontinuing medical treatment for his inoperable brain cancer.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Senator McCain died Saturday afternoon at his home in Sedona, Ariz., surrounded by his wife and family.
Mr. McCain won the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, but lost to Barack Obama. He carved out a reputation as a leading internationalist who warned that Russia posed a threat to the post-Cold War order.
McCain was one of the Senate’s most ardent military hawks and one of the few who was willing to challenge Trump, regardless of party politics. He called President Trump “poorly informed” and “impulsive.” In response, Trump seized many opportunities to criticize McCain for voting against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and said he liked “people who weren’t captured” in reference to McCain being a POW.
Reflecting on his life in his memoirs Mr. McCain wrote: “I don’t have a complaint. Not one. It’s been quite a ride. I’ve known great passions, seen amazing wonders, fought in a war, and helped make a peace. I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times.”
John McCain exemplified the U.S. Navy Core Values:
“Honor, Courage, Commitment”