Barack Obama: John McCain and I Shared ‘Fidelity to Something Higher’

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Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), a decorated war hero and longtime USA senator who was the Republican nominee for president in 2008, has died at 81, CNN reports.

Goldberg, who hosts "The View" with McCain's daughter Meghan, tweeted: "Senator John McCain passed today, all I can think about..."

"John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds and competed at the highest level of politics", Obama said in a statement.

Talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres paid tribute and shared memories of their experiences with the Arizona Senator while Stephen King and Ron Perlman took the time to honor the war hero and take jabs at Trump.

"The thing about John McCain is that he was amazingly interested in the people around him", said Kaites, a former Arizona state legislator. Chen left Tsai's delegation when it made transit in Los Angeles on the way to visit Taiwan's allies - Paraguay and Belize - from August 12-20. Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has revealed how he, too, is one with the country by sending out a heartfelt tweet expressing his grief on the loss of one of America's most prominent political figures. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Mr McCain's lifetime of public service had been "an inspiration to millions". "And to me, he was a friend whom I'll deeply miss", Mr Bush said. Another American maverick and warrior, General George Patton once observed: "We should thank God that men such as these have lived".

"As you go through life, you meet few truly great people", Schumer, the Senate minority leader, said in a statement shortly after McCain's passing.

The statement further added, "As Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Senator McCain always stood for strong Pakistan-US relations and a cooperative approach for promoting peace and building stability in the region". But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good about our own.

Ducey said McCain was an American who will never be forgotten, and he was proud to call him a fellow Arizonan.

"John McCain was a man of honor, a true patriot in the best sense of the word".

"I will never forget a debate in Arizona, where Sen McCain spent the evening joking with Barbara and me", she wrote. He also served in the House and in the Navy, was a prisoner of war in Vietnam and ran for president twice.

"Sen. Chris Van Hollen: John McCain's passion and determination were unsurpassed in the Senate, and his moral compass was unfailing".