In Wisconsin – Senator McCain is being remembered as a hero and a patriot. Kris Schuller has reaction to his death – a politician who left an indelible mark on the nation.
For Professor David Littig – John McCain was a politician who followed a moral compass; a rare attribute in today’s world of politics.
“Terribly saddened because what he represented in American politics – was something that was really precious,” said the retired political science professor.
Eighty-one-year old McCain died Saturday at his home in Arizona. A Vietnam war hero and two-time presidential candidate – Littig says he’ll be remembered for his dedication to his country.
“It wasn’t about him, John McCain, it was something bigger, a great service to the country,” Littig said.
Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Green Bay) gave his thoughts on McCain’s passing while in Green Bay visiting a local business. He said McCain cast a large shadow in Washington and when he spoke people listened.
“Regardless of what you think about McCain’s policies here or there, this was a man who loved America and served his country honorably,” Gallagher said.
Political expert David Helpap says McCain was a politician not afraid to go against his own party – as evidenced when he cast the vote that ended President Trump’s efforts to repeal Obamacare.
“He had that type of legacy and type of legitimate clout, that he could go toe to toe with the president in a way other people could not,” said Helpap.
But now McCain is gone – a dedicated public servant – who put his country first.
“People I think are thirsty to see that in our elected leaders,” Littig said.