Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, tweeted for the first time in more than two years to honor the late Sen. John McCain on Sunday.
In the tweet, Abedin hearkened back to how the Arizona Republican defended her years ago against unsubstantiated allegations by House Republicans that she was part of a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy to infiltrate the U.S. government.
Senator McCain once said, “Our reputations, our character, are the only things we leave behind when we depart this earth.” Being in the cathedral celebrating him showed that words can only strive to capture the greatness of his character. What a legacy to leave on this earth.
— Huma Abedin (@HumaAbedin) September 2, 2018
“Senator McCain once said, ‘Our reputations, our character, are the only things we leave behind when we depart this earth,'” she said in a tweet, referring to a statement McCain made in 2012 while Abedin was an aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.