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Former Vice President Biden salutes McCain as 'a brother'

Former Vice President Biden salutes McCain as 'a brother'

Former Vice President Biden salutes McCain as 'a brother'

Biden paid tribute to the two-time Republican presidential candidate, who died on Saturday from brain cancer at age 81, during a 90-minute memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church, the latest in a string of commemorative salutes to the Vietnam War hero and venerable politician. Biden, 75, credited McCain with reflecting core values, sometimes frayed in the growing rancor of the nation’s politics, that everyday Americans wanted to believe about themselves. “They knew that John believed so deeply and so passionately in the soul of America that it made it easier for them to have confidence and faith in America,” Biden said.

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