101 Facts About John McCain

1. John McCain passed away at the age of 81 from brain cancer with his family at his side.

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2. John McCain added that the GOP's new brand "scares me a lot.

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3. In 2016 John McCain faced and ultimately fended off a primary challenge from former state senator Kelli Ward, whose adamant opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants and whose calls to secure the border differed starkly from McCain's tolerant stance but were in keeping with the strident approach taken by Donald Trump as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and as the party's standard-bearer in the general election.

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4. On October 26, 1967, a John McCain was flying a bombing mission over North Vietnam when a missile struck his plane.

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5. John McCain was awarded a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam.

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6. John McCain met Cindy Lou Hensley, a teacher from Phoenix and daughter of a prosperous Arizona beer distributor, while she was on vacation in 1979 with her parents in Hawaii.

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7. John McCain took it a step further, telling Jones that she feels that the Republican Party has lost its character and that it isn't the political party that she grew up in because Trump has changed it so much.

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8. John McCain added that the GOP's new brand "scares me a lot.

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9. Senator John McCain was not liked because he favored ObamaCare and other giveaway programs and was obstructive as a senator.

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10. John McCain made uncredited cameo appearances in Wedding Crashers and 24 and had two uncredited cameos in Parks and Recreation.

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11. John McCain formed a strong bond with two senators, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, over hawkish foreign policy and overseas travel, and they became dubbed the "Three Amigos".

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12. John McCain was known for sometimes being prickly and hot-tempered with Senate colleagues, but his relations with his own Senate staff were more cordial, and inspired loyalty towards him.

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13. John McCain carried physical vestiges of his war wounds, as well as his melanoma surgery.

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14. John McCain was a "lifelong Episcopalian" who attended, but did not join, a Southern Baptist church for at least 17 years; memorial services were scheduled in both denominations.

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15. John McCain is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona.

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16. John McCain staged a visit to rebel forces inside Syria in May 2013, the first senator to do so, and called for arming the Free Syrian Army with heavy weapons and for the establishment of a no-fly zone over the country.

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17. John McCain became one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration's handling of the September 11, 2012, attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, saying it was a "debacle" that featured either "a massive cover-up or incompetence that is not acceptable" and that it was worse than the Watergate scandal.

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18. John McCain labeled the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v Federal Election Commission decision as "uninformed, arrogant, naive", and, decrying its effects and the future scandals he thought it would bring, said it would become considered the court's "worst decision.

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19. John McCain predicted that US forces would be treated as liberators by a large number of the Iraqi people.

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20. John McCain traveled on a campaign bus called the Straight Talk Express.

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21. John McCain supported most aspects of the foreign policy of the Reagan administration, including its hardline stance against the Soviet Union and policy towards Central American conflicts, such as backing the Contras in Nicaragua.

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22. John McCain was designated as disabled and awarded a disability pension.

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23. John McCain had lost 50 pounds, was in a chest cast, and his gray hair had turned white.

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24. John McCain was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi.

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25. John McCain escaped from his burning jet and was trying to help another pilot escape when a bomb exploded; McCain was struck in the legs and chest by fragments.

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26. John McCain came into conflict with higher-ranking personnel and did not always obey the rules, which contributed to a low class rank, despite a high IQ.

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27. John McCain was a friend and informal leader there for many of his classmates, and sometimes stood up for targets of bullying.

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28. John McCain referred to himself as an Episcopalian as recently as June 2007 after which date he said he came to identify as a Baptist.

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29. John McCain refused to support then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in 2016.

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30. John McCain secured the nomination in 2008 after making a comeback from early reversals, but lost the general election.

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31. John McCain chaired the Senate Commerce Committee and opposed pork barrel spending.

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32. John McCain was known for his work in the 1990s to restore diplomatic relations with Vietnam, and for his belief that the Iraq War should have been fought to a successful conclusion.

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33. John McCain entered the US Senate in 1987 and easily won reelection five times, the final time in 2016.

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34. John McCain retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics.

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35. John McCain became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers.

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36. John McCain previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.

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37. John McCain was a staunch conservative, but he worked with Democrats on finance reform and immigration, among other issues.

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38. John McCain leads me to suspect that in the 1970s some cruel enemy had spiked our national water supply with LSD.

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39. John McCain lashed out at Trump in a tweet Tuesday after it was reported he was mocking her father, who is currently undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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40. John McCain was attacked from time to time by groups that sought to denigrate him and his Vietnam war record.

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41. In 1967, John McCain was shot down over Hanoi and spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war.

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42. John McCain paved his road to success and fame through his struggle and dedication towards work.

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43. In 1981 John McCain retired from really being a naval aviator and moved to reside to Arizona.

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44. John McCain participated in the Vietnam War, during which he nearly perished in the fire which occurred in Woods.

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45. John McCain was associated with the Navy of America, the same as his father and grandfather who were known as the four star admirals.

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46. Around the end of 1980, John McCain decided to retire from the Navy.

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47. John McCain reached Hoa Lo in as bad a physical condition as any prisoner during the war.

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48. John McCain graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1958; he was fifth from the bottom in class rank, 894th out of 899.

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49. In 1951, John McCain enrolled at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, an academically superior, all-male private boarding school with a rigorous honor code, tradition of hazing, and spartan living environment.

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50. John McCain was born on August 29, 1936, in the Panama Canal Zone, and attended many schools growing up as his family moved among naval facilities.

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51. In 1979, John McCain met the heiress at a party in Hawaii and courted her.

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52. John McCain is said to be a rich man thanks to spouse-owned assets.

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53. John McCain serves as the Chairman of the International Republican Institute in 1993 and till date.

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54. John McCain was held captive, and he broke his limbs.

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55. John McCain became a naval aviator of ground-attack aircraft in 1960.

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56. John McCain is known as a military hero as well as a Republican US senator who was defeated by Barack Obama in the 2008 United States Presidential election.

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57. John McCain provided the North Vietnamese with anything of value", said Timberg, who died in 2016.

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58. Ted Kennedy and John McCain were two lions of the Senate, legislators from an era of politics that many lament has passed the country by.

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59. Senator John McCain told Dad Mag, "Thousands and thousands of calls from people to voters saying "You know the McCains have a black baby" I believe that there is a special place in hell for people like those … Getting angry doesn't serve any useful purpose.

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60. John McCain revealed that, "There were some pretty vile and hurtful things said during the South Carolina primary.

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61. John McCain battled racism against his daughter over the years.

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62. John McCain has openly admitted this; everybody knows about it; and nobody thinks anything of it.

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63. John McCain graduated the naval academy 6 from the bottom of his class of 984.

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64. John McCain once told Town and Country Magazine how his parents would dress for dinner, even when they were home alone.

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65. John McCain died of brain cancer at the age of 81 on August 25, 2018.

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66. John McCain was 5ft 8in tall and has was of English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh ancestry.

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67. John McCain was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1982, a position he held until 1987.

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68. John McCain officially retired from the Navy on the 1st of April 1981.

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69. John McCain barely managed to escape the burning plane, his flight suit catching fire in the process.

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70. John McCain began his career as a Senator in 1987, when he was elected to the seat in Arizona formerly held by Barry Goldwater.

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71. John McCain was taken prisoner by the North Vietnamese forces and imprisoned in Hanoi.

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72. John McCain faced a challenging political climate in the general election.

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73. John McCain eventually recovered from his devastating defeat, campaigned hard for Bush's reelection in 2004, gave unswerving support to the Iraq War, and, after initially opposing Bush's tax cuts, voted against their repeal.

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74. John McCain relocated to Arizona, and in 1982 he was elected to the House of Representatives.

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75. John McCain had now acquired the personal connections and financial resources required to realize his political ambitions.

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76. John McCain retired from the navy in 1981, after his life had changed course.

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77. John McCain has seven children total and several are from his first marriage, to Carol Shepp.

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78. John McCain met his second wife, Cindy, at a cocktail party in Hawaii back in 1979.

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79. John McCain adopted his eldest sons, Andrew and Doug, after he married their mom, Carol Shepp.

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80. John McCain is survived by his seven children, five grandchildren, and his 106-year-old mother, Roberta.

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81. John McCain was married to his wife, Cindy, for nearly 40 years.

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82. John McCain was never baptized in the church, though his wife and two of their children were.

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83. John McCain served six terms in the Senate, during which he twice ran for president.

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84. John McCain retired from the Navy on April 1, 1981, with the rank of captain.

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85. John McCain was still married at the time, but separated from his first wife.

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86. John McCain supported the 2007 surge of more than 20,000 troops, which supporters said increased security in Iraq.

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87. John McCain supported the Iraq War, but criticized the Pentagon several times, especially about low troop presence.

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88. John McCain weathered the scandal and won reelection to the Senate in 1992 and 1998, each time with a solid majority.

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89. John McCain married Carol Shepp, a model originally from Philadelphia, on July 3, 1965.

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90. John McCain supported the 2007 surge of more than 20,000 troops, which supporters say has increased security in Iraq.

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91. John McCain supported the Iraq War, but criticized The Pentagon several times, especially about low troop strength.

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92. John McCain weathered the scandal and won re-election to the Senate three times, each time with a solid majority.

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93. John McCain spent his childhood and adolescent years moving between naval bases in America and abroad.

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94. John McCain is notably more conservative than her co-hosts and often offers controversial viewpoints that reflect more Republican values.

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95. John McCain said Trump would be abusing his presidential powers by issuing a pardon to his former campaign chief.

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96. John McCain had no patience for Hyde Smith's comments about public hangings and voter suppression.

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97. John McCain regularly took on Donald Trump before and after the 2016 election.

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98. John McCain was immediately captured by the North Vietnamese and spent more than five years as a prisoner of war.

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99. In 2008, when John McCain was the Republican nominee for president, he rejected a bid from Manafort to manage the Republican National Convention because he was concerned about Manafort's association with Russian oligarchs, according to The Hill.

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100. John McCain said she was worried about the potential consequences if Trump were to pardon Manafort.

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101. In 2008, when John McCain was the Republican nominee for president, he rejected a bid from.

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