Hawkish US Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, infamously known for backing US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as supporting foreign-backed terror groups in Syria, has died at the age of 81.
McCain’s office announced in a Saturday statement that “Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018.” The former US presidential candidate, Vietnam war veteran and prisoner of war had declared back in July 2017, that he had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor.
The development came after McCain’s family announced earlier in the week that he was discontinuing treatment.
“With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years,” McCain’s office said in the statement.
In his 36 years in Congress, McCain became one of the country’s most influential politicians. Last year, in his last…