John McCain, who endured more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before becoming the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and serving Arizona for more than 30 years on Capitol Hill, died Saturday at age 81.
Destined to be remembered among the political giants of Arizona history, the six-term U.S. senator disclosed in July 2017 that he had been diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.
McCain was a two-time presidential candidate, losing the GOP nomination in 2000 to then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush and the general election in 2008 to then-Sen. Barack Obama.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I was not fan of McCain politics, but he was a war hero and a man of integrity and dignity.
He’s one of the few brave Republicans who dared to called out Trump’s government.
On a less brilliant note, he gave Americans Sarah Palin, which helped birth the Tea Party, which helped to create the current travesty that is their national politics.
Incidentally, do you think any of the Republicans mourning his passing took issue with the current administration mocking him as he died? Or when the orange bastard said he like “people who weren’t captured?”
I hope he had the fortune to die peacefully. RIP Sir.