John McCain: Philippine government pays tribute to 'friend and champion'

John McCain's hearse enters ranch

John McCain's hearse enters ranch

The hawkish McCain was an unrelenting critic of Obama's foreign policy, saying the Democratic president was weak on Libya, Iraq and Syria.

Elsewhere on Twitter, McCain's trying years in the military were noted among commemorators as a defining feature of the Vietnam War veteran's life.

McCain quickly snatched the microphone away and emphatically said, "No, ma'am". "This is a rare and distinct occurrence for a truly special man", he said, adding: "John McCain is Arizona".

Senator John McCain, a war hero and towering figure in American politics, known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided nation, died on Saturday following a battle with brain cancer. A sign near the driveway of his home read, "Sen McCain, thank you for your service".

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

"It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that Fran and I send our condolences to Cindy, John's mother Roberta, and all of the McCain family", Mr. DeWine said in a statement.

McCain was faithful to "something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed", Obama said.

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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.

For all their differences, Obama said he and McCain both viewed their political battles as a "privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home and to advance them around the world". McCain "embodied the idea of service over self", according to British Prime Minister Theresa May, while French President Emmanuel Macron saluted "a true American hero". He devoted his entire life to his country. A statement from Ducey's office said that "now is a time for remembering and honoring a consequential life". Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said McCain's support for the Jewish state "never wavered". And Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, called McCain "a tireless fighter for a strong trans-Atlantic alliance". "It was John McCain's firm conviction that all political activity must aim to uphold and promote freedom, democracy and the rule of law".

McCain was the son and grandson of admirals and followed them to the U.S. Naval Academy.

He had spent more than three decades in the Senate, looming large in debates over war and peace and the moral direction of the nation.

Mr. McCain and Mr. DeWine both went to Washington in 1983, first serving in the House of Representatives together and eventually serving alongside each other once again in the Senate.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said, "McCain will cast a long shadow", with his impact cemented in America's future.

In Phoenix, a succession of ordinary Arizonans left flags or flowers at McCain's office or a local mortuary to honour the man who represented them in Congress for 35 years.

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