Presidents, lawmakers laud McCain for devotion to country

US Senator Chuck Schumer D-NY and Senator John McCain R-AZ speak to the media outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington DC

McCain made a decision to stop treatment for the brain cancer he had been battling for over a year, his family announced on Friday, precipitating a rare moment of bipartisan empathy for the Vietnam war hero. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!".

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate for N.C. District 9, thanked McCain for his work and said he was "at a loss for words" after hearing of the senator's death.

The son and grandson of four-star admirals, McCain endured more than five years of imprisonment and torture by the North Vietnamese as a young naval officer.

Two days after Sen.

President Trump offered his "deepest sympathies and respect" to the McCain family. McCain had been a rare and outspoken Republican critic of Trump, accusing him of "naivete", "egotism" and of sympathizing with autocrats.

McCain did have some other thoughts about what he would like to have at his own funeral.

Former Presidents Obama and George W Bush are expected to give eulogies.

Flags are lowered by presidential proclamation, and it's up to the president to decide who gets that honor. "John McCain will cast a long shadow".

McCain is also being lauded by foreign leaders. McCain, who had been suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, died Saturday at the age of 81 at home in Arizona.

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So when two weeks ago she was told to make preparations, she had limited faith that this time would be different. United Kingdom foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt responded to the news from NY , where he's visiting the UN.

Governor Jeff Colyer also expressed his condolences to the McCain family. But it flew at full staff on Monday.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he would introduce a resolution to rename the Russell office building for McCain.

That's standard procedure when a member of the Senate passes away. His wit, wisdom, and leadership will be missed in the United States Senate - especially on the Armed Services Committee.

Flags at the Capitol remained at half staff.

President Donald Trump lowered flags at the White House to half-staff to honor Sen.

Although McCain at first supported the Republican effort to abolish Obama's Law of Accessible Health Care, he returned to Congress after being diagnosed with cancer, to vote on that law, but at the end, the Senator voted not to repeal the Law, recalled the NBC network.

McCain died on Saturday. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. "He is irreplaceable, but his legacy will live wherever democracy is defended, human rights are protected, and USA leadership is exerted in defense of universal values".

Bush defeated McCain in a hard fought Republican presidential campaign in 2000 and later backed McCain's unsuccessful campaign to succeed him eight years later.

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