What Will Happen to John McCain's Senate Seat?

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The death of Senator John McCain is being mourned by US Jewish groups and Israeli political leaders from across the political spectrum.

"I want, when I leave [to] just have a couple of people that stand up and say, 'This guy, he served his country, '" McCain told Leslie Stahl previous year on "60 Minutes".

McCain will be missed "by all Americans who respect integrity and independence", Sanders said in a post on Twitter.

Trump railed against McCain publicly over the vote, and McCain remarked that he no longer listened to what Trump had to say because "there's no point in it". Trump's tweet was fairly generic.

"John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order". "Our hearts and prayers are with you!"

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who served with McCain in the U.S. Senate, said in a statement that he "frequently put partisanship aside to do what he thought was best for the country and was never afraid to break the mold if it was the right thing to do". "He denies everything, but Melania isn't stupid, and she has a good grasp on what's reality and what's actual fake news".

The rise of Trump's populist candidacy in 2016 was widely seen as a disavowal of McCain-style Republicanism and of the more establishment approach he took during his own presidential run in 2008.

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. John McCain, television crews broadcast live today in Phoenix.

Huckabee said Saturday that after McCain beat him for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, he was happy to endorse him and campaign "vigorously" with him.

Flake served with McCain in the Senate for nearly half a decade.

The Senator was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017.

Trump retorted that the senator was "not a war hero" and referred to McCain's years as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese by saying: "I like people who weren't captured".

"I never had a regret about that", he said.

Joe Gruber, of Anthem, Ariz., holds an American flag at an overpass along Interstate 17 as he and dozens of others wait for the procession with the hearse carrying the late Arizona Senator John McCain, on August 25, 2018, in Anthem, Ariz.

"Still not a kind word about McCain himself", Hume tweeted while sharing the President's early message.

McCain frequently criticized Trump for his behavior and policies, and dramatically cast the deciding vote to not repeal the Affordable Care Act a year ago, an act that drew a round of angry tweets from Trump.

When McCain learned of his cancer diagnosis, he focused on his concern for his family and a "renewed drive" to complete his work, said Kennedy's widow, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, in a tribute published by the Globe.

Luong said he felt sorry that in return Vietnam had been unable to locate the ring McCain was wearing on the day he was dragged out of the lake.