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Source: getty

John McCain Gives Award Acceptance Speech Slamming 'Half-Baked' Nationalism

By Mark Pygas

Arizona Senator John McCain was awarded the Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center on Monday. The Republican has served the public for 60 years, including as a Navy pilot, during which he spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. 

McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year, was presented with the medal by former Vice President Joe Biden.

During his acceptance speech, McCain took the opportunity to slam “half-baked, spurious nationalism” that has made an appearance in American politics.