Mr McCain, the year-old grandee of the Republican Party, struck an unusual tone in the hearing. His meandering questions asked about Hillary Clinton's emails, and why one investigation was closed but the other ongoing. I'm a little confused," said Mr Comey at one point, struggling to answer. On Twitter, people were questioning Mr McCain's mental state.
John McCain, a Vietnam War hero, two-time Republican presidential contender and towering figure in Congress known for his bipartisan deal-making during six terms as an Arizona senator, has died.
ET Saturday in a statement. Yet he was ultimately denied the brass ring he most clearly wanted: That independence was punctuated by his presidential primary battle against George W. But it was his trademark rebellious streak and tell-it-like-it-is bluntness that made McCain one of the most popular figures inside Congress and a favorite of reporters, who knew they could always count on him for a good quote or an irreverent joke.
Made a lot of mistakes. Made a lot of errors, but served his country. He was a staunch proponent of the U. This stance earned him the ire of dovish liberals and libertarian-minded Republicans who considered him a warmonger, but it also won him wide respect from defense hawks.
At the same time, McCain was a leading champion for human rights. He organized numerous congressional trips to meet with foreign leaders and dissidents alike. He and former Sen. He spent nearly six years as a prisoner of war in several camps.
McCain's wife, Cindy, wrote on Twitter: I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the the place he loved best.
Now that he is gone, the task of my lifetime is to live up to his example, his expectations, and his love.
Our hearts and prayers are with you! But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. The world has lost a hero and a statesman. Cindy and the McCain family have lost a loving husband and father.
I have lost a wonderful friend. InMcCain entered the U. Naval Academy, as his father and grandfather had before him. Embarking on a career as a naval aviator, McCain earned a reputation as a hard partier and sometimes reckless pilot. While on his 23rd bombing mission on Oct.
Both of his arms and one of his knees were shattered. He was stabbed with bayonets by a mob that pulled him out of the lake in which his plane crashed. During his captivity, McCain endured regular beatings and other forms of torture, including two years of solitary confinement.
He attempted suicide more than once. He was released with fellow prisoners inand returned to the United States a war hero and something of a celebrity.
His injuries prevented him from ever being able to lift his arms above his head again. He was given a choice of plum assignments in the Navy, culminating in a stint as a liaison officer to the Senate.
This, he wrote in his memoir, was the beginning of his political career. Retiring from the Navy with the rank of captain, McCain leveraged his Senate contacts to run for a House seat in in Arizona, the home state of his second wife, Cindy.
As a matter of fact, when I think about it now, the place I lived longest in my life was Hanoi. Barry Goldwater and secured a spot on the Armed Services Committee. But his Senate career was nearly derailed when he got wrapped up in a corruption scandal known as the Keating Five.
An investigation largely exonerated McCain, yet the episode would haunt him for decades and fueled his interest in campaign-finance reform. McCain teamed up with then-Sen. They overcame stiff Republican opposition led by Sen. McCain made his first run for president inwhen he faced off against George W.McCain had close ties to Hollywood, having once served as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, which dealt with many of the industry’s regulatory issues.
SENATE REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE TH CONGRESS WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senate Republicans announced their committee assignments for the th Congress.
The assignments have been ratified by the Senate Republican John McCain, Arizona James Inhofe, Oklahoma Jeff Sessions, Alabama. Aurora, CO— U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement mourning the passing of Senator John McCain: “My deepest sympathy is with the McCain family this evening.
The Senator was an extraordinary leader, a war hero and a great public servant. Aug 25, · Mr. McCain was a member of the Select Committee on P.O.W./M.I.A. Affairs, which found “no compelling evidence” that Americans were still alive in captivity in Southeast Asia.
After the election held on November 4, , there were some anticipated leadership and committee assignments that would be finalized in the following weeks. Since that time, there have been several announcements that have been made regarding these positions.
Below is a confirmed table of House of Representatives and Senate Leadership positions. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: “America has lost John McCain – a true titan of the Senate who was one of our nation’s greatest war heroes and public servants.