WASHINGTON — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local):
Former President Barack Obama is paying tribute to Arizona Sen. John McCain following the death of his 2008 presidential rival.
Obama says despite their differences, they shared a “fidelity to something higher – the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed.”
Obama says in a statement that the two political opponents “saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world.”
Obama writes that they “saw this country as a place where anything is possible – and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way.”
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