Despite our political differences, offering support and extending a hand during difficult times is what makes us human. Charles Krauthammer was the embodiment of a man that liberals have trouble listening to and the division makes us weaker and less able to find compromise and common ground. While the Fox News commentator was not beloved by the left for his fews, many are expressing their support for the man after he announced that he has been battling a particularly aggressive form of cancer and has only weeks left to live.
Cindy & I are praying for our dear friend Charles @krauthammer. A man of incredible intellect & character, Charles has graciously shared his wisdom & humor with countless loyal viewers & readers, myself included. I’m honored to call him my friend & wish him & his family peace.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) June 8, 2018
Both Republican and Democratic leaders have expressed their sympathy, but there was perhaps none who could speak with more empathy than Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who is also fighting cancer. In many ways, the two men have shared common ground in their ability to express conservative views while standing their more principled grounds, something that is sorely lacking on Fox.
Vice President Mike Pence also spoke out in support of Krauthammer despite the disagreements the Fox News pundit has expressed publicly about his disagreements with Trump.
Karen and I were saddened to learn that Charles @Krauthammer, a man we greatly admire, is nearing the end of his extraordinary life. His wit, his wisdom, and his tireless defense of Western values have made an indelible mark on the minds of millions of Americans. pic.twitter.com/tc5TkmyWTm
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) June 8, 2018
Pence’s followers, by far some of the more conservative voices on Twitter, appreciated Pence’s sentiments and expressed their own pain and grief at the news.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) praised Krauthammer for his strength and intelligence as one of the more rational voices among Republican supporters.
Very sad to hear about Charles @krauthammer.
He is one of the strongest voices and most brilliant minds in all of American politics.
I pray God will provide him and his family comfort in these difficult times.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 8, 2018
Even Graham’s more liberal commenters said how much they appreciated Krauthammer’s refusal to toe the party line and to speak without hypocrisy about politics in the age of Trump.
Democratic lawmakers were also supportive of the man who disagreed with them on many political views, admiring him for his candor and intelligence.
Sad to hear this. Charles has an agile mind and is always ready to defend his beliefs. He once advised me, before going on @TuckerCarlson for the first time to beware, “I once saw Tucker interview a shark-bite victim,” he told me. “And Tucker took the side of the shark.” https://t.co/qLLzdJms2G
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 9, 2018
Swalwell’s followers agreed and sent their messages of support, as well.
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