John McCain

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John McCain
John McCain official photo portrait.JPG
United States Senator
from Arizona
Assumed office
January 3, 1987
Serving with Jeff Flake
Preceded by Barry Goldwater
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by John Jacob Rhodes
Succeeded by John Jacob Rhodes III
Personal details
Born John Sidney McCain III
(1936-08-29) August 29, 1936 (age 81)
Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carol Shepp (1965–1980 (divorced)
Cindy Lou Hensley (1980–)
Relations John S. McCain, Sr. (grandfather)
John S. McCain, Jr. (father)
Roberta McCain (mother)
Children 7
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Profession Pilot, Politician
Religion Southern Baptist congregant
(Brought up Episcopalian)[1]

John Sidney McCain III (born on August 29, 1936) is a United States Senator from Arizona. McCain was the Republican Party's candidate in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain is married to businesswoman Cindy McCain.

McCain served during the Vietnam War. When his plane was shot down, he was captured by the North Vietnamese military. He was a prisoner of war alongside Colonel and future Washington State Senator Leo K. Thorsness for more than five years. During that time, he was tortured.

Presidential campaigns[change | change source]

In 1982, McCain was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He represented Arizona. In 1987, he became a U.S. Senator for Arizona. In 2000, McCain tried to be the Republican Party candidate for President of the United States, but George W. Bush was chosen. In 2008, he was chosen as the Republican candidate. On November 4, 2008, he lost to Barack Obama. His running mate was Sarah Palin.

Other activities[change | change source]

McCain is popular for his support of the Arab Spring, protests and uprisings inside the Arab World, and protests outside those regions like many Russian protests. He has said that the recent protests are worldwide.

Health[change | change source]

In July 2017, McCain under went surgery to remove a blood clot, causing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to delay a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation act to replace Obamacare.[2] On July 19, 2017, it was announced McCain has an aggressive brain cancer tumor.[3]

On April 15, 2018, he underwent surgery for an infection complicated by diverticulitis and the following day was reported to be in stable condition.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. McCain was christened and raised Episcopalian. See Nichols, Hans. "McCain Keeps His Faith to Himself, at Church and in Campaign", Bloomberg (2008-04-25). He now identifies as a Baptist, although he has not been baptized as an adult, and is not an official member of the church he attends. See Warner, Greg. "McCain’s faith: Pastor describes senator as devout, but low-key", Associated Baptist Press (2008-04-08). Retrieved 2008-09-06. Also see Hornick, Ed. "McCain and Obama cite moral failures", CNN, (2008-08-16): "McCain, who was raised an Episcopalian and now identifies himself as Baptist, rarely discusses his faith." Retrieved 2008-08-16. Also see Reston, Maeve and Mehta, Seema. "Barrack Obama and John McCain to Meet at Saddleback Church", Los Angeles Times, (2008-08-16): "McCain [is] an Episcopalian who attends a Baptist church in Phoenix..." Retrieved 2008-08-16.
  2. Mattingly, Phil et al. "McConnell delays health care vote while McCain recovers from surgery", CNN (July 16, 2017).
  3. Scutti, Susan (July 19, 2017). "Sen. John McCain had aggressive brain tumor surgically removed". CNN. 
  4. Samuels, Brett (April 16, 2018). "McCain recovering after surgery for infection". The Hill. Retrieved April 16, 2018.