Editorial: Respect

Editorial: Respect

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018:

John McCain, the long-serving U.S. Senator representing Arizona, passed away over the weekend after a battle with brain cancer. Battling was something Senator McCain knew well, chronicled vividly in the story of his refusal of early release while serving as a POW for over five years in North Vietnam, as well as his numerous battles over some 36 years in the House and Senate, earning him the nickname 'Maverick.'

McCain was elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's first congressional district ­­in 1982, where he served for two terms before being elected to the Senate in 1986. McCain won re-election five times.

Whether you agreed with his policy or his person, he was a man who dedicated and devoted his entire adult life to our country with his service in the military and in public office. Both are deserving of high praise and respect. Rest in peace, sir.

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