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Mattis: ‘Everything I Love About America is Resident’ in John McCain

Top Trump administration officials and Republican lawmakers offered heartfelt tributes to John McCain Tuesday night at the International Republican Intistute’s annual freedom dinner, striking a marked contrast to the continued controversy facing the White House over its handling of a crude closed-door joke about the Arizona senator.
“Tonight, there is a man standing here right beside me, and you and I can see him in our mind’s eye,” said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, one of the Freedom Award recipients. “He’s a giant, in my mind, of American public life. He leads steadfastly, nothing can diminish him, he steadfastly represents the best of our country.”
After McCain, who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer in Arizona, came out in opposition of CIA nominee Gina Haspel last week, The Hill reported t…
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