Biden to present McCain with Liberty Medal

Biden to present McCain with Liberty Medal
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden Panel: Jill Biden's campaign message MORE will present the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal to Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcCain's family, McCain Institute to promote #ActsOfCivility in marking first anniversary of senator's death Arizona poll shows Kelly overtaking McSally 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 MORE (R-Ariz.) on Monday.

McCain will receive the award on Monday for his “lifetime of sacrifice and service” to the U.S.

“It has been my greatest privilege in life to swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, beginning with my enlistment in the Navy and continuing through my service in the United States Senate,” McCain said in a release.

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Past recipients of the award include filmmaker Steven Spielberg, former President Jimmy Carter and anti-apartheid activist and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

“In our over two decades serving together in the United States Senate, there were few others I could count on to be as honest, respectful, and decent as John,” Biden said in a release. “His heroic sacrifice for his country and dedicated service to his constituents are unquestionable and unmatched.”

McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July, served in the Navy for more than two decades and spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

The former Republican presidential nominee landed in the national spotlight earlier this year after he announced he wouldn’t vote for two GOP bills to repeal ObamaCare.