Barack Obama, George W. Bush, And Hillary Clinton Pay Their Respects To The Late Senator John McCain
August 27, 2018 15:47 By Fabiosa
US Senator and Vietnam war hero John McCain died on August 25, after a brave battle with brain cancer. Before his passing, he served in the US Congress for three decades. In 2008, the Republican Party nominated him as their Presidential Candidate. However, he was unsuccessful in clinching the top job in America.
In the aftermath of his demise, notable American leaders are sending in condolence messages to the family of the late McCain. Joining the list are former president Barack Obama, presidential candidate for the Democratic Party Hillary Clinton, Vice President Mike Pence, and former president Bill Clinton.
Our statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: pic.twitter.com/3GBjNYxoj5— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 26, 2018
"Some lives are so vivid, it is difficult to imagine them ended. Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order.” [...] Full statement by President George W. Bush https://t.co/FQVYWIUyGL pic.twitter.com/W8LCxJXRLi— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) August 26, 2018
.@SenJohnMcCain lived a life of service to his country, from his heroism in the Navy to 35 years in Congress. He was a tough politician, a trusted colleague, and there will simply never be another like him. My thoughts and prayers are with Cindy and his entire family.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, 2018
John McCain believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our Constitution, and from his heroic service in the Navy to his 35 years in Congress, he lived by his creed every day. https://t.co/946T7PnG53— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) August 26, 2018
John McCain was many things – a proud graduate of the Naval Academy, a Senate colleague, a political opponent.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 26, 2018
But, to me, more than anything, John was a friend. He will be missed dearly. pic.twitter.com/AS8YsMLw3d
Karen and I send our deepest condolences to Cindy and the entire McCain family on the passing of Senator John McCain. We honor his lifetime of service to this nation in our military and in public life. His family and friends will be in our prayers. God bless John McCain.— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 26, 2018
President Donald Trump also shared his condolences on Twitter and Instagram but has received backlash from commentators who believe his messages were insincere. Relations between the President and the late Senator were not friendly, to say the least.
The late McCain famously said he did not want President Donald Trump at his funeral. However, he wished VP Mike Pence to attend, and he wanted President Obama to speak at the funeral. McCain will lie in state at the US Capitol on Friday. There is no telling whether the US President will respect the wishes of the late senator. We can only wait and see.