Friends, family, constituents and colleagues are remembering Senator John McCain. McCain passed away Saturday evening following a long battle with brain cancer at the age of 81.
Since McCain’s passing, colleagues have been sending their condolences and sympathies to the McCain family.
.@SenJohnMcCain was a patriot and was in service to our country his entire life. We’re going to miss him, but it was an honor to be in Phoenix today to celebrate his remarkable life. Thank you to the McCain family for sharing him with us over the years.
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) August 30, 2018
RIP, John McCain, a true military hero. My deepest sympathies to the McCain family.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) August 26, 2018
John McCain was a great statesman, who embodied the idea of service over self. It was an honour to call him a friend of the UK. My deepest sympathies go to his family, and the American people.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) August 26, 2018
Our nation has lost an incredible public servant and true American hero. Through his years of dedicated service, John McCain showed us all what it means to serve our country honorably. My heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with the McCain family.
— Susana Martinez (@Gov_Martinez) August 26, 2018
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
Kelley and I send our prayers and condolences to the family of Senator John McCain, a man of great courage and conviction. May He Rest In Peace.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 26, 2018
Former Vice President Joe Biden lost his son Beau to the same disease that ended McCain’s life. Biden wrote “Promise Me, Dad,” a book chronicling the last year with his son as Beau was diagnosed and ultimately passed away from glioblastoma.
While the former vice president and Senator McCain may have been members of different parties, it’s obvious there was a genuine friendship and a ton of respect between the two men.
On Thursday, Biden honored and remembered his friend his friend and colleague. He talked about his love for his departed friend, McCain’s ability to set aside differences and work for the good of the country and the tough, difficult times that life often throws our way.
Check out some of Biden’s moving eulogy below:
“We’d talk about family. We’d talk about politics. We’d talk about international relations. We’d talk about promise — the promise of America,” Former Vice President Joe Biden said at John McCain’s memorial service, remembering his close relationship with the late Arizona senator. pic.twitter.com/jNvvSUTSst
— POLITICO (@politico) August 30, 2018
“John came from another age, that lived by another code. An ancient, antiquated code where honor, courage, character, integrity, duty, where it mattered,” Joe Biden remembers his friend John McCain pic.twitter.com/A3R0GyQfqi
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 30, 2018
Joe Biden remembers John McCain: “It was always about basic values with John. Fairness, honesty, dignity, respect. Giving hate no safe harbor, leaving no one behind. And understanding that as Americans we are a part of something much bigger than ourselves” https://t.co/i6KqCPbjVM pic.twitter.com/TVNXPyrRLs
— CNN (@CNN) August 30, 2018
McCain, the former POW and Republican presidential candidate, will be laid to rest Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery.