With one hell of a kicker: "My time is slipping by. Yours is fast approaching. You will know where your duty lies. You will know.” https://t.co/InIP5XgrQK
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 26, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) August 26, 2018
McCain had a great sense of humor. Here he pokes a little fun at himself after Obama suggested the AZ Senator could help keep fence jumpers out of the WH. https://t.co/DEUqWMyOfh
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 26, 2018
America shines less brightly today with the passing of John McCain, an American hero. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of @SenJohnMcCain. America is a better place because of his public service. https://t.co/z0rEzXUAQt
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 26, 2018
John McCain, though a Boomer, was really a throwback to the post-WWII era: A would-be bipartisan dealmaker with a career founded on military courage. His strengths were often ill-suited to the times and his weaknesses amplified by them. But we shall not see his like again. RIP.
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) August 26, 2018
Since we are telling McCain stories: I was waiting for him in the subway. He approached talking on his phone, saw me waiting, pulled the phone away and said “I’m not even really on the phone. What you got for me, Tex? C’mon. Keep up. I got places to go…”
I will miss him.
— Kristin Wilson Keppler (@TheOtherKeppler) August 26, 2018
John McCain’s legacy represents an unparalleled example of human decency and American service.
As an intern, I learned a lot about the power of humanity in government through his deep friendship with Sen. Kennedy.
He meant so much, to so many. My prayers are with his family. https://t.co/iu28V3snDm
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 26, 2018
No one carried more weight than McCain in the fight against torture https://t.co/w3JMhcrTy8
— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) August 26, 2018
John McCain so warmly welcomed me to the Senate in ‘13. Our later private meeting in his office remains 1 of my most inspiring moments as a Senator.
Death may end a life but it can never end a love. John Loved America: his impact will forever endure. RIP https://t.co/c340f06GzB
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 26, 2018
.@HillaryClinton reflects on losing John McCain at this particular moment in American history: "Our institutions are being severely tested right now, including his beloved Senate. He was, in every way he knew how, trying to sound the alarm." #MTP
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) August 26, 2018
My statement on the passing of Senator John McCain. pic.twitter.com/ZuM18FUo31
— Al Gore (@algore) August 26, 2018
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) August 26, 2018
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 26, 2018
So, I have a @SenJohnMcCain story. In December of 2003, my cousin, a Massachusetts resident, was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He spent weeks recovering and enduring eye surgeries at Walter Reed. I was a staff assistant in Joe Biden’s office – the lowest of low Senate jobs
— Josh Zembik (@jzembik) August 26, 2018
In my office I have a collection of campaign posters for people who ran for president and lost. Sen. McCain signed his with the wit those of us who covered him came to appreciate: pic.twitter.com/pqZW2Ghic2
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 26, 2018
At @weeklystandard we've always had a rule against publishing government officials. We waived that rule to publish this lovely remembrance of by John McCain of John F. Kennedy Jr., and I'm very glad we did.https://t.co/jkhWxJRh8j
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 26, 2018
When I was at @EpiscopalHS, John McCain was a POW. He was legendary at EHS for having racked up what was said to be most demerits in school history. One of his former teachers said, “Those North Vietnamese have no idea what they are in for.” And he was right. What a hero.
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) August 26, 2018
John McCain: American patriot, war hero.
Donald Trump: Draft-dodging weasel.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 26, 2018
— OpinionToday.com (@OpinionToday) August 26, 2018
President George W Bush on McCain: “Some lives are so vivid, it is difficult to imagine them ended. Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order.” pic.twitter.com/dSfjbIx4A4
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 26, 2018
As we honor @SenJohnMcCain, I'll share my favorite story. As a sailor, I'm especially in awe of his military heroism, but my favorite moment involved his connection with everyday people. When I was a Hill intern, I found myself sitting near the Senator at Reagan airport…(1/3)
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) August 24, 2018
Reminds me of a McCain gaggle in ‘13 that went way off topic, as he started grilling me on whether I had a boyfriend and what he did (consultant, I told him)
“Consultant?” McCain said. “Dump him. Consultants, they’re a dime a dozen, for God’s sake.”
(We are married now fwiw) https://t.co/5NQ907SWQ4
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) August 26, 2018
After all these years… revenge! https://t.co/a2he6UTAHM
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 1, 2017
As a cub reporter at a McCain rally in Spokane 18 yrs ago, my first political event, I asked an aide how I could interview the senator.
He said wait here.
McCain later turned the corner: “Mr. Alexander, I’ve been lookin’ for you all day.”
Will never forget it.
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/4R3gHuo3FC
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 26, 2018
This is the real Palin. A horrible person. https://t.co/UkVuSQyjxc
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) August 26, 2018
Wait what? I never knew about this chapter on Manafort. https://t.co/N8EvuOK8k4
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 26, 2018
— Micah Gelman (@mbgelman) August 26, 2018
Met John McCain once. I was a 22 year old senate intern waiting for an elevator. The doors opened, and he and another GOP senator were inside. I apologized and said I'd want for the next one, but McCain told me to hop on. 1/3
— Cody Keenan (@codykeenan) August 26, 2018
As he stepped off the plane, he started chewing my ass.
JM: I heard you didn’t want me to see Mosul, General.
Me: sir, it’s not that…it’s just that it’s sporty. We have a pretty active combat operation going on right now
JM: That’s why I came. pic.twitter.com/E9icYBGELi
— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) August 26, 2018
revealing look at what Trump-era GOP has become https://t.co/Jt0XReIDMi
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 27, 2018