Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Cindy McCain on Sen. John McCain's passing: 'My heart is broken'

Cindy McCain on Sen. John McCain's passing: 'My heart is broken'

"John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order", said former president George W. Bush, whom McCain sought and failed to defeat in 2000 and succeed in 2008. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good about our own.

Matt House, spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), said that the senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have "requested that the [Department of Defense] provide necessary support so that US flags on all government buildings remain at half mast through sunset on the day of Senator McCain's interment".

"We are all in his debt", said former president Obama, the Democrat to whom McCain lost the presidency in 2008. It is hard to think of them stilled, " Bush wrote in a statement. McCain, R-Ariz., through her friendship with Cindy McCain and her work with him on American Indian issues.

President Donald Trump is offering his "deepest sympathies and respect" to McCain's family.

From his selfless service in uniform to his time in Congress fighting for those who serve and have served, Senator McCain dedicated his life to this nation and his fellow citizens. "Our hearts go out to the McCain family - our thoughts and our prayers are with them".

On Sunday, Cuomo directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of Senator John McCain from now until his funeral.

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Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) visited McCain in hospital in Phoenix, Arizona on August 16 where she delivered the president's regards.

As a member of the U.S. Senate, he promoted a strong and well-funded military, sought to recover the remains of servicemen were were list as POW/MIA for decades, and helped heal the wounds of the Vietnam conflict by returning to visit the 'Hanoi Hilton, ' where he was once held captive.

A former Vice President, Joe Biden, said "As a POW, John endured the worst of what human beings can do to one another". German Chancellor Angela Merkel called him "one of the great political figures of our time".

In his end-of-life memoir, McCain scorned Trump's seeming admiration for autocrats and disdain for refugees.

The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican, who died Saturday of brain cancer. "We know that his flame lives on, in each of us". He became chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in 2015.

"Senator John McCain was an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions". Our country owes a lot to John McCain and we will greatly miss him.

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