Senator John McCain Passes Away at Age 81
It’s a sad day for American politics with the death of the senator but it should be seen as a glorious day because he fought and lived his dream till the last minute; he’s truly an American Hero. Senator John McCain has died at the age of 81 after a 13-month battle with brain cancer. McCain was heralded as a war hero after being held captive during the Vietnam War and a leader in the Republican Party over the years.
John McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2017 and discontinued his treatment this past week. Throughout his treatment for cancer, McCain continued to serve the country on the Senate and most notably voted in favor of the Affordable Care Act that was the work of his 2008 Presidential Election opponent Barack Obama.
2008 was not the only attempt at the presidency for Senator McCain, also making an attempt in 2000. McCain was held captive for five years in Vietnam. During his tenure in the military, he was a Naval pilot.
President Obama issued a statement on twitter sharing: “Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. At John’s best, he showed us what that means