John McCain's family remembers the man they loved

John McCain's family remembers the man they loved

John McCain's family remembers the man they loved

McCain's condition worsened last fall, and he has been in Arizona since December.

His family announced Mr McCain, who left Washington in December, had chose to stop treatment on Friday. "But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict". On August 24 of this year, he announced he was discontinuing medical treatment; he died a day and a half later, surrounded by his family.

Social media wept as the United States mourned the death of Senator John McCain Saturday after a long battle with a deadly form of brain cancer.

McCain said in September that his doctors had given him a "very poor prognosis". He said Trump was "not only unable but unwilling to stand up to Putin".

Much turns in American politics with John McCain's passing. "May God bless them all during this hard time".

In April, he underwent surgery for an infection related to diverticulitis, an intestinal condition.

In May, after a White House aide mocked John McCain, who had cancer, by reportedly saying, "It doesn't matter, he's dying anyways", Meghan McCain snapped back.

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Known as a "maverick" by some, the senator was often at odds with his own party.

McCain had been a rare and outspoken Republican critic of Trump, accusing him of "naivete", "egotism" and of sympathising with autocrats. The dramatic move shocked his fellow Republicans, who thought repeal was a done deal.

"Before I leave, I'd like to see our politics begin to return to the purposes and practices that distinguish our history from the history of other nations". These are the messages of mourning and tribute to the Republican senator, war hero and conservative maverick.

In July, he issued a searing rebuke of Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling it a "tragic mistake" and "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

McCain ran twice for President. John will be missed by Arizona. Never faltering, he went on to become the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services in 2015. Barry Goldwater, who in 1964 was the only other Arizonan to top the national ticket of a major USA political party.

"Few of us have been tested the way John once was", former president and McCain's 2008 election opponent Barack Obama said in a statement. McCain later said he regretted picking Palin. McCain also campaigned for the GOP nomination in 2000 but lost to President George W. Bush, who won the election.

In recent months, McCain continued to criticize the President in a series of tweets and statements that showed that while he was ailing he had lost none of his appetite for the political fight. He was also a pilot in the U.S. Navy and was taken captive as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

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"John McCain was a patriot of the highest order, a public servant of rarest courage".

He conceded he was a "smart ass" during his years at the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated fifth from the bottom of his class.

In 1967, his plane was shot down on a bombing mission over North Vietnam.

He broke both arms and a leg in the crash. "If you ever needed to take the measure of John McCain, just count the days and years he spent in that tiny dank place and ask yourself whether you could make it through an hour". He served Arizona for more than 30 years on Capitol Hill.

His family had announced that Mr McCain, who left Washington in December, had chose to stop treatment on Friday.

In captivity, he was tortured and held in solitary confinement. He was released on March 14, 1973, but was left with permanent infirmities.

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