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

US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

And for that, we are all in his debt. "Michelle and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Cindy and their family".

McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate from Arizona six times. Character. Courage. Integrity. Honour. Add John McCain as an interest to stay up to date on the latest John McCain news, video, and analysis from ABC News. His impact on America hasn't ended. It set off explosions and a fire that killed 134 crewmen, destroyed more than 20 planes and disabled the ship so severely that it took two years to fix.

"As a POW, John endured the worst of what human beings can do to one another". Those were causes greater than himself and party politics.

In his final book, reflecting on his life as it came to an end, McCain wrote: "It's been quite a ride".

"John put principle before politics".

Obama also recognized McCain's heroism, urging Americans to follow his example.

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague, Senator John McCain. "My father is gone, and I miss him as only an adoring daughter can".

McCain's wife, Cindy, thanked everyone saying, that their entire family "is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from around the world".

George "Bud" Day, a fellow POW, said McCain was among those who volunteered to preach at religious services they were eventually permitted to hold at the prison known as the "Hanoi Hilton".

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"He was a giant". But it should be united in grief for a genuine American hero. "Yes, it was Cindy's bold initiative, but John McCain accepted it and became a father to that girl - by all accounts, a loving father". His dogged patriotism and passion for country made him an inspiration, and a model, for all of us.

The Delaware Democrat called McCain "one of my best friends". He brought us above partisanship and challenged us to be great.

In February a year ago he travelled to Munich to reassure anxious allies: "Make no mistake, my friends: These are unsafe times, but you should not count America out, and we should not count each other out". We never quit. We never hide from history.

McConnell noted that McCain's absence from the Senate has shrunk his majority to 50-49. McCain corrected her and said Obama was a "decent, family man". "John McCain spent his life serving our country with honor", said Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, in a tweet Saturday.

At a June rally in Duluth, Minnesota Trump referenced McCain's "no" vote on the Affordable Care Act by giving a thumbs-down gesture and eliciting boos from the crowd. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. McCain had come to terms with Bush and the Republican Party, and they with him. I will treasure the many memories we've shared together through the years.

Eventually, he recovered from injuries and infection, only to spend two years in solitary confinement, where he used codes to communicate with other prisoners.

"As you go through life, you meet few truly great people".

And thought they were on opposite sides of the aisle, "We're like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers or something because of our points of view", Biden said. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced that he wants to name the Senate building that housed McCain's suite of offices after the Arizona senator, who served as chairman of the Commerce Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The Clintons say in a statement after McCain's death that the Arizona senator "believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our Constitution".

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