Kansas political leaders react to death of U.S. Sen. John McCain

Geraldine Edwards
August 29, 2018

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One of them, the former director of the infamous Hoa Lo prison, recalls verbally sparring with the famous inmate and says McCain's refusal to budge on his views eventually earned his admiration.

Statement by USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) commanding officer Cmdr. The lack of a formal statement - combined with the fact that White House flags were flown at half-staff only briefly - drew strong criticism from Republicans and veterans' groups as well as Democrats.

Luong said he felt sorry that in return Vietnam had been unable to locate the ring McCain was wearing on the day he was dragged out of the lake.

McCain will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday. There will be coverage of the memorial service on CNN.

"Senator John McCain stood for an America that was a reliable and close partner that - because of its strength - shouldered responsibility for others and stood by its values and principles even in hard moments", wrote Germany's foreign minister Heiko Maas. In the history of the USA this honor was awarded to only 30 people, including 11 presidents, says the "Voice of America".

Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, is legally required to fill vacancies in Arizona's US Senate delegation and will therefore appoint McCain's replacement.

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The Vietnam News Agency said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a message of condolence to McCain's family and U.S. McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma in July of 2017, when he said that the prognosis was "very, very serious".

McCain is also being lauded by foreign leaders.

Public viewings will be held at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday and the U.S. Capitol on Friday. As he was peppered with questions about McCain's legacy, the usually talkative president made no response. John McCain's family about ending treatment for brain cancer was meant to hurt her U.S. Senate campaign.

Over the course of his career, Senator McCain served as Chairman of the Senate Committees on Indian Affairs, Commerce, Science and Transportation, and most recently, Armed Services.

After being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer a year ago, he began planning his own funeral, which many expected to be as grand and prominent as his life.

The first person to receive this honor was former House speaker Henry Clay in 1852, and since then fewer than three dozen people have received this honor.

After Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was diagnosed with glioblastoma, people immediately drew connections to Sen.

Duyet denies McCain or others were mistreated and says he punished any fellow guards who stepped out of line.

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A misjudgement from my side.my bad, my mistake and it doesn't look very good". Grosjean was fined and handed a one-race ban as a result.

"Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here", McCain wrote. We never hide from history. Vice President Joe Biden is also slated to attend and deliver remarks at the ceremony. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak at the service.

McCain's death is the first time a sitting senator has died since Trump's administration began.

McCain had long feuded with President Donald Trump, and two White House officials said McCain's family had asked, before the senator's death, that Trump not attend the funeral services.

One of the most personal tributes came from McCain's close friend and colleague, Sen.

In Arizona, high-profile campaigns announced that they have suspended some activity this week. For many years the Senator had actively supported Ukraine and actively criticized the policies of the current government of Russian Federation.

When he finally did comment, in a printed statement, Trump was sparing with his praise for the six-term senator: "Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country".

Throughout the weekend, Arizona politicos across all levels of government offered remembrances of McCain. Trump posted en route to the Virginia course Sunday morning. Other tributes poured in from around the globe.

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A former Vice President, Joe Biden , said "As a POW, John endured the worst of what human beings can do to one another". At the end of his life he faced a cruel and relentless disease.

So even though the next general election in Arizona is in November, the timing of McCain's passing likely ensures that whomever Ducey appoints to replace him will serve until 2020, the next general election year.

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