Mc Cain responded to a voter making that charge with what a Phoenix Gazette columnist would later describe as "the most devastating response to a potentially troublesome political issue I've ever heard": Listen, pal. and was assigned to the House Committee on Interior Affairs. In 1987, Mc Cain was one of the five senators whom Keating contacted in order to prevent the government's seizure of Lincoln, and Mc Cain met twice with federal regulators to discuss the government's investigation of Lincoln.
Also that year, he opposed creation of a federal Martin Luther King Jr. Marines deployed in Lebanon citing unattainable objectives, and subsequently criticized President Reagan for pulling out the troops too late; in the interim, the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing killed hundreds. He delivered a well-received speech at the 1988 Republican National Convention, was mentioned by the press as a short list vice-presidential running mate for Republican nominee George H. In 1999, Mc Cain said: "The appearance of it was wrong.
Mc Cain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy and graduated from the U. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire.While Mc Cain was on a bombing mission over Hanoi in October 1967, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. Mc Cain experienced episodes of torture and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. Senate in 1986 and easily won re-election five times, most recently in 2016.He is also 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.Mc Cain has chaired the Senate Commerce Committee, and he opposed pork barrel spending.According to one reviewer, it describes "the kind of challenges that most of us can barely imagine.
It's a fascinating history of a remarkable military family." Mc Cain announced his candidacy for president on September 27, 1999, in Nashua, New Hampshire, saying he was staging "a fight to take our government back from the power brokers and special interests, and return it to the people and the noble cause of freedom it was created to serve".In 2015, Mc Cain became chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Stationed in the Gulf of Tonkin, Mc Cain and his fellow pilots became frustrated by micromanagement from Washington, and he would later write that "In all candor, we thought our civilian commanders were complete idiots who didn't have the least notion of what it took to win the war." On July 29, 1967, Mc Cain was a lieutenant commander when he was near the epicenter of the USS Forrestal fire.John Mc Cain was born on August 29, 1936, at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, to naval officer John S. He escaped from his burning jet and was trying to help another pilot escape when a bomb exploded; Although Mc Cain was seriously wounded and injured, his captors refused to treat him.One reporter later recounted that, "Mc Cain talked all day long with reporters on his Straight Talk Express bus; he talked so much that sometimes he said things that he shouldn't have, and that's why the media loved him." On February 1, 2000, he won New Hampshire's primary with 49 percent of the vote to Bush's 30 percent.The Bush campaign and the Republican establishment feared that a Mc Cain victory in the crucial South Carolina primary might give his campaign unstoppable momentum.The Arizona Republic would write that the Mc Cain–Bush primary contest in South Carolina "has entered national political lore as a low-water mark in presidential campaigns", while The New York Times called it "a painful symbol of the brutality of American politics".