McCain stopping medical treatment for his brain cancer

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  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    Aug. 25, 2018 7:11 a.m.

    May God bless McCain and his family in this difficult time.

    Regardless of your political affiliation - you have to respect McCain for voting his conscience rather than being just a partisan puppet. Let's hope his example breeds more "mavericks" that vote nation over party.

    He deserves to resign when he is ready to resign. With the way congress is so partisan right now, his vote would not make much of a difference either way. If anything it would frustrate the "republican cause" more than help in this atmosphere. Let the man end his life with the dignity he deserves....

    Aug. 25, 2018 7:08 a.m.

    Re: one old man

    "Mitt Romney by his own remarks will surely take over his role as the leading antagonist in the Republican party!"


    Nano-seconds after Romney wins his election, he will be licking Dear Leaders boots!

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 9:53 p.m.

    I wish Senator McCain and his family peace.. Regardless of political views we all owe him a great debt.

  • omahahusker Modesto, CA
    Aug. 24, 2018 8:36 p.m.

    I revere and respect Sen. John McCain for his military service. He made the next to the ultimate sacrifice to his country as a POW. Thank you from one Combat Vet to another.

    Logically speaking, Sen. McCain has been ill and incapacitated and unable to fulfill his duty in the Senate for the past few months. He needs to step down and have the governor of the State of Arizona appoint a replacement as soon as possible. There is too much business in the governing of the nation by being absent from his assigned duties. Because Sen. McCain has so much animosity toward Pres. Trump he will not relinquish his senatorial duties, but carry his office to the grave. Is he really being patriotic here? Just asking the question here.

  • PacUtes Orange County, CA
    Aug. 24, 2018 7:14 p.m.

    Wishing the best for Senator McCain.
    This nation is indebted of his services.

  • SuzViews Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 24, 2018 5:12 p.m.

    My heart is heavy for the McCain family, our state & nation. Sen. McCain's voice is needed now more than ever, and I hope and pray it won't be silenced too soon. The legacy he & his family have created will live on, and that is the good news.

    I wasn't aware until I visited the Kingdom of Jordan that there is a McCain Institute for International Leadership on the campus of my alma mater - ASU! A young Jordanian lawyer introduced me to the website for this Institute, which he belongs to & it states at the top:

    "Teddy Roosevelt had it right: 'It is not the critic who counts...'"

    These are the 5 core programs:

    1-Next Generation Leaders - preparing emerging leaders from 'tough spots' around the world.

    2-International Rule of Law & Security - assists in developing legal systems to ensure fundamental rights.

    3-Combating Human Trafficking - an area in which Cindy McCain has taken on a lead role.

    4-Human Rights & Democracy - a national campaign redefining 'how we talk & act'.

    5-Counterterrorism & National Security - insuring we combat homegrown extremism as well as forging international partnerships to create a new generation of counterterrorism professionals.

    Thanks, McCains!

  • JBs Logan, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 4:57 p.m.

    Senator McCain, if I could have I would have moved to Arizona just to vote for such an amazing man, and that is even when I disagreed with you. Utah would have been lucky to have someone like you.

    I'm greedy and want you to hang on as long as possible, if even just to keep Trump off balance. God speed, however. You have left the country better than you found it and given all you had. I salute you, Sir.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 4:38 p.m.

    On his worst day, McCain is a better representative of his state than Utah's entire delegation is for us!

    God speed Mr. McCain.

  • military mom Herriman, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 4:37 p.m.

    @no names

    Perhaps McCain is fearful that the governor would appoint Joe Arpaio or someone of his ilk. I doubt that Senator McCain could ever rest in peace knowing that someone far less courageous and exemplary than he would occupy the Senator's seat, even temporarily.

  • ji_ Ketchikan, AK
    Aug. 24, 2018 2:37 p.m.

    one old man wrote, “Bravery is very scarce on Capitol Hill right now. We need all the sensibly courageous people we can find right now.”

    I agree. But Senator McCain cannot go to Capitol Hill, and cannot vote to oppose Trump or to support the citizens of Arizona. He is disabled and cannot perform the duties of his office. He should honorably resign and allow someone else, hopefully someone brave and sensibly courageous, to represent the people of Arizona.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 2:16 p.m.

    BYUalum - South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 12:31 p.m.
    Mitt Romney by his own remarks will surely take over his role as the leading antagonist in the Republican party!


    I wish I could be sure of that. That's why I'll not be voting for him.

  • 1aggie Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 1:58 p.m.

    McCain a fighter, and a hero to the end. There are few left in Congress with his strength of character and honor.

    He wasn't afraid to work across party lines on legislation such as campaign finance reform (McCain-Feingold), climate change (Climate Stewardship Acts) and others.

    That Republicans would elect and unquestioningly support such a man as Trump (when there were more qualified candidates) who would denigrate McCain's service to our country is/was shocking and deeply disturbing.

    McCain's absence will definitely leave us worse off. We need more like him now, more than ever.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 1:41 p.m.

    McCain is one of the few remaining Republicans with honor. A true patriot and a statesman, he genuinely tried to do what was right for this country, even when that meant breaking ranks with his degenerating Party.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 1:17 p.m.

    My condolences to John McCain and his loved ones.

    Whatever I may think of his politics or anything else, I hate to see anyone going through this type of health problem.

    That said, the people of Arizona should have full voice in the US Senate. If Sen. McCain is unable to fulfill his duties in this regard, he should honorably resign and allow the Governor of Arizona to appoint a replacement. Ideally, the governor would appoint a well qualified person who is not on the ballot this year so as not to sway the outcome of the election.

    Were John McCain a US Representative rather than a Senator, his replacement could not be appointed, but a special election would need to be held. This close to the regular election, that might well be a needless expense. In such a case, there would be far less reason to resign.

    But a Senate seat can literally be filled overnight by Gubernatorial appointment and the Senate voting to seat the new member.

    Resignation honorably allows McCain to focus entirely on his personal affairs at this sad time while providing his constituents their full voice in the US Senate. It is hard to imagine any good reason not to follow that course.

  • old cuss 101 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 1:12 p.m.

    Thank you Senator McCain.
    You represent much of what is good in this country.
    Your fulfillment of duty and your courage and perseverance in Viet Nam is worthy of honor.
    Your service in the Senate has been remarkable, a man of personal conviction aligned with the best interest of the country.
    Your dignity in defeat and in trials has been commendable.
    If a man is defined by his enemies, they have reviewed your virtues.
    "All titles else save honor die when we sleep in the grave..."
    Godspeed good leader...

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 12:46 p.m.

    Senator McCain is an honorable man, who suffered greatly and patiently under torture by the North Vietnamese and came home with the rest of the POWs instead of accepting an early release due to his father's position which would have been a propaganda coup for the enemy. That is true character.

    As a politician, McCain has been right on issues more often than wrong. Since losing the presidential election (where he would have done much worse except for his outstanding choice for VP) he has become bitter and "Mavericky" more than interested in moving forward the Republican agenda he claimed to support, tarnishing his legacy.

    I salute him for his service and sacrifice.

    But, his refusal to resign when clearly unable to ever attend another session or cast another vote is a disservice, if not a hand gesture to the voters of Arizona. He should have resigned when he became disabled, or immediately now that he realized no treatment can help him.

    May God grant him and his family peace and comfort.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 12:31 p.m.

    Mitt Romney by his own remarks will surely take over his role as the leading antagonist in the Republican party!

  • Hockey Fan Miles City, MT
    Aug. 24, 2018 12:22 p.m.

    John McCain is not a quitter. His life is a testament to the notion of enduring to the end. Though I'm not a big John McCain fan, I do have immense respect for his service to our country and for his integrity. Having stopped the treatments, he will let nature run its course. There's already enough gridlock in Washington D.C., so instead to criticizing him for not resigning, people should wish him well, along with his family. Godspeed, Senator.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 12:12 p.m.

    The mere mention of John McCain's name makes some anti-establishment Republicans start foaming from the mouth.

    I would hope that, while dying, McCain's detractors might go a little easy on him.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Aug. 24, 2018 11:30 a.m.

    McCain is a hero. That fact that he is despised by Trump is the greatest compliment that McCain could ever receive.

  • PHJN25 Springville, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 11:10 a.m.

    John McCain, whether the Naval officer and pilot, the POW in the Hanoi "Hilton," a member of the House of Representatives, or as a Senator from Arizona has always---always---placed his country ahead of himself and even his family.

    As one who is too conservative to call himself a Republican, there have been a number of times where I've been frustrated with Senator McCain. But because of my respect for the Senator (and his father and grandfather before him), anytime John McCain has been on the opposite side of an issue from myself, I've had to question how and why I was of a different opinion on matters.

    Hopefully President Trump will act quickly to heal his differences with this national icon, John McCain. If Trump cannot do so, President Trump will not get my vote in 2020.

    "Duty, Honor, Country." John McCain has lived these words all his life.

    Senator McCain, I salute you! Captain McCain, USN (Ret.), I salute you!

    Thank you for your service and your many outstanding examples to our country.

    Andrew "Andy" McKane IV, former hospital corpsman, United States Navy

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 10:40 a.m.

    @Steve Cottrell - Centerville, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 10:34 a.m.
    McCain, in spite of Trump's derogatory comments, is one of America's heroes.--he and thousands of others who served in Vietnam. "

    McCain is one of America's heroes because he has the guts to call out Trump. Something the majority of the GOP don't have. I only hope that McCain can hang around long enough to see Trump resign.

  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    Aug. 24, 2018 10:34 a.m.

    McCain, in spite of Trump's derogatory comments, is one of America's heroes.--he and thousands of others who served in Vietnam. Those who were in prison camps are particularly worthy of recognition for their heroic service. Thank you, John McCain. Thanks to all who served in Vietnam. Thanks to all who serve now and in the past years.

  • ji_ Ketchikan, AK
    Aug. 24, 2018 10:23 a.m.

    He cannot function and cannot vote, yet he will not resign and allow someone else to serve the people of Arizona in the Senate. He needs to honorably resign.