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Joe Biden Remembers McCain: 'Genuine American Hero'

Joe Biden Remembers McCain: 'Genuine American Hero'

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 25 August 2019 03:49 PM

Former Vice President Joe Biden remembered the late John McCain on the one-year anniversary of his death, calling him a "genuine American hero."

"One year ago, we lost a political giant, and a genuine American hero — my friend, my frequent opponent — John McCain," Biden wrote in a statement, according to The Hill. "We still feel keenly his loss in our public life.

"John lived by a code that sometimes seemed to be from another era, where honor, courage, character, and integrity mattered. But in truth, John's code was ageless — an American code, grounded in decency and basic fairness and an intolerance for the abuse of power. A code neither selfish, nor self-serving.

"John believed so deeply and so passionately in the core values of our nation, that he made them seem more real, and he made it easier for the rest of us to believe in them too. He made us proud of ourselves.

"He believed in us, his fellow Americans, and today, on the anniversary of his passing, we must all remember his final instruction to us: 'believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.'"

McCain died Aug. 25, 2018 after a bout with brain cancer.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden remembered the late John McCain on the one-year anniversary of his death, calling him a "genuine American hero."
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