“Sen. McCain, 81, died Aug. 25 at his ranch near Sedona, Ariz., his office announced in a statement. The senator was diagnosed last July with a brain tumor, and his family announced this week that he was discontinuing medical treatment.

During three decades of representing Arizona in the Senate, he ran twice unsuccessfully for president. He lost a bitter primary campaign to George W. Bush and the Republican establishment in 2000. He then came back to win the nomination in 2008, only to be defeated in the general election by Barack Obama, a charismatic Illinois Democrat who had served less than one term as a senator.

A man who seemed his truest self when outraged, Sen. McCain reveled in going up against orthodoxy. The word “maverick” practically became a part of his name.

Sen. McCain regularly struck at the canons of his party. He ran against the GOP grain by advocating campaign finance reform, liberalized immigration laws and a ban on the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” — widely condemned as torture — against terrorism suspects.”

Article link: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/sen-john-mccain-the-2008-gop-presidential-nominee-who-was-driven-by-a-code-of-honor-that-defined-and-haunted-him-dies-at-81/ar-BBMqOiT?ocid=spartandhp

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2 Comments

tWeeb the Lerker · August 26, 2018 at 1:05 am

Oh no……ISIS and Al Nusra Front will fall apart without him. This man was a traitor to humanity. He tried to blow up a ship he was on and helped create, arm, fund, and facilitate terrorist so he could help steal the rights away from Americans, and ultimately, the citizens of the world. He was a traitor.

L MCG · August 26, 2018 at 2:02 am

The reason the Libtards called him Maverick was because he was the 1st "Republican" to "Side with Liberals!!!!" Trader, evil Demon! Satan took his soul long ago!!!

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