Kamala Harris visits John McCain monument in Vietnam, three years after his loss of life
Vice President Kamala Harris laid flowers Wednesday on the Hanoi memorial web site the place late Sen. John McCain was shot down in 1967 by the North Vietnamese when he was a Navy fighter pilot.
Standing within the pouring rain, Harris famous that Wednesday marked three years since McCain died from mind most cancers on Aug. 25, 2018.
The vice chairman visited the memorial after concluding her bilateral conferences with Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and President Ngyuen Xuan Phuc, a part of her one-week journey by way of Southeast Asia.
McCain was held as a prisoner of conflict for greater than 5 years in Vietnam the place he was generally tortured and saved in solitary confinement till his launch in 1973.
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He later represented Arizona in Congress, first within the Home after which later within the Senate, from 1987 till his loss of life.
McCain and President Biden met within the Senate and remained shut buddies for the remainder of McCain’s life. Biden additionally eulogized McCain at his funeral.
Harris was in Singapore and Vietnam this week to reaffirm the U.S.’s dedication to the area and counter China’s affect there.
Harris additionally introduced throughout one of many conferences that the U.S. could be donating an extra 1 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses – on high of 5 million already donated — to the nation whose residents are solely 2% vaccinated.
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Her go to falls in opposition to the backdrop of the U.S. navy’s frantic effort to evacuate individuals from Afghanistan amid the Taliban’s takeover that occurred as Biden ordered troops withdrawn.