By now, you’ve all heard the sad news that war hero and long-time Republican Senator John McCain has died of brain cancer. You may not have heard that former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Beau battled this same type of cancer until his death in 2015.
VP Biden released a heartfelt message to McCain’s family this afternoon:
John McCain was many things – a proud graduate of the Naval Academy, a Senate colleague, a political opponent.
But, to me, more than anything, John was a friend. He will be missed dearly. pic.twitter.com/AS8YsMLw3d
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 26, 2018
While we may not all agree with McCain’s politics, we can certainly all agree that he was a true patriot and protector of his beloved country, America.
The twitterverse agrees:
The president needs to take notes on how to properly address someone who’s served this country in more ways then one for YEARS. RIP McCain 💔
— Sandra Dee 🐶🌊 (@san0dee) August 26, 2018
@JoeBiden I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. He was a great man (this coming from someone on the other side of the isle)
— NannerFL (@NannerFL) August 26, 2018
This isn’t REAL Obama, but it would have been great:
McCain/Biden 2020 would have been one hell of a ticket.
— Barack Obama (@ThePresObama) August 26, 2018
This says it all:
I can only guess at the sorrows you’ve shared the happy times you enjoyed and the great debates you sparred over but it was clear you were friends first. I’m sorry for your loss of this great friend and will pray for you too Mr. Biden
— Amy W Simpson (@simpsonAmy0619) August 26, 2018
Which is always foremost in my mind. Biden was so humane when he was on the view and consoled Meghan. Life is about humanity. Not being a shallow self centered billionaire.
— medit8now (@medit8now) August 26, 2018
R.I.P. John McCain. Yes, it was quite a ride. McCain and I were poles apart politically but he was a decent man, a hero in a very unpopular war and one who deserves our respect. May his family find comfort and strength after his passing and may he now rest in peace.
— Kurt M V Rich (@kurtmvrich) August 26, 2018
None of us know the horrors he went through while in captivity — not really. But, we should all be able to agree that Senator McCain was a survivor and one who fought for many while he suffered. It’s a sad loss. Thank you, VP Biden, for being more thoughtful and eloquent than our “president” can be.
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