PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tributes have been pouring in following the passing of Senator John McCain, a man often described as a ‘maverick’.READ MORE: Police: 16-Year-Old Boy Shot Twice In Abdomen In West Philadelphia
Nationally, headlines tried to summarize the man’s 81-year-long life and the impact he had on the world.
Along with the word “hero” and “political giant”, the word “maverick” was used to describe Sen. John McCain repeatedly.READ MORE: Philadelphia Helping Kids Beat Heat By Opening 56 Spraygrounds Early
A maverick is “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party,” defines Merriam-Webster.
The reference book publisher reported the spike in the search trend for the noun and adjective Saturday evening.
Senator John McCain left behind an enduring legacy and it appears that even beyond death he continues to impact and teach.MORE NEWS: 2022 Pennsylvania Primary: Oz, McCormick Prepare For Recount In Pa. GOP Senate Race
A true maverick if there ever was one.