Arizona Central reports:
John McCain, who endured more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before becoming the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and serving Arizona for more than 30 years on Capitol Hill, died Saturday at age 81.
Destined to be remembered among the political giants of Arizona history, the six-term U.S. senator disclosed in July 2017 that he had been diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.
McCain was a two-time presidential candidate, losing the GOP nomination in 2000 to then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush and the general election in 2008 to then-Sen. Barack Obama.
God Bless John McCain. An American Hero. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/mNdAfldLLW
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 26, 2018
John McCain will forever be remembered as a war hero, a statesman, and someone that truly loved the United States of America. May he always serve as an example to others as to the respect and class required of higher office. https://t.co/fFYJCej0W3
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) August 26, 2018
Rest In Peace, @SenJohnMcCain.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 26, 2018
Rest in Peace, John McCain.
— VoteVets (@votevets) August 26, 2018
RIP John McCain,
Politically speaking I didn't agree with many of your positions, but there's no denying that you were a hero.
Plus you pissed DJT off so damn much, and I love you for that.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) August 26, 2018
RIP John McCain. Everyone but the bitter and vicious salute you. You will always be remembered and appreciated.
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) August 26, 2018
This was a moment of profound honor. An example all politicians should follow. RIP John McCain. pic.twitter.com/SYaQbDUBGt
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) August 26, 2018
We remember Sen. #McCain as a selfless patriot who put family and country first. He honored his family’s military service with not only words, but deeds, serving bravely in Vietnam. Sen. McCain’s collaboration in Congress should be a model for all. We’ve lost a national treasure.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) August 26, 2018
It’s incomprehensible what John McCain went through for our country. RIP.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 26, 2018
A politician should strive to be remembered fondly on both sides of the aisle like John McCain is being remembered this evening
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) August 26, 2018
John McCain belongs to the ages. He perfectly loved this country and served it with valor, courage and integrity for 60 years. He was a patriot and a hero and America will never see a political leader like him again. He was the greatest man I’ve ever known. Godspeed John McCain
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) August 26, 2018