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Sen. John McCain: His Own Words and Deeds on Video

Arizona Republican wasn’t shy about speaking out, taking tough stands

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., could inspire, surprise and aggravate political allies and opponents.  (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., could inspire, surprise and aggravate political allies and opponents.  (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. John McCain was not known for holding back when he had something to say. And he often surprised colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

Here are some glimpses of his career, preserved on video: 

A Life in the Public Eye: A Look Back at McCain’s Congressional Career

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McCain Challenges Defense Nominee on Guns, Veteran Care

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McCain: ‘I Have Seen Jeff Flake Stand Up For What He Believes In’

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McCain, Kerry Walk Red Carpet at Vietnam Documentary Screening

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John McCain Casts His Decisive Vote Against the GOP Health Care Bill

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McCain’s Message to the Senate: Ignore the Pundits, Do Good Work

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McCain Condemns ‘Loose’ Campaign Talk on Torture

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McCain Blasts Inaction on Syrian Refugees

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McCain: ‘I Would Be Astonished’ if Obama Vetoed NDAA

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McCain to Paul: Learn the Senate Rules

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McCain Shares Memories of JFK

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