August 25, 2018 11:06 PM
Arizona Sen. John McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81.
His office says McCain died Saturday. He had battled brain cancer.
Many people around the country took to Twitter in showing their deepest condolences.
We remember Sen. #McCain as a selfless patriot who put family and country first. He honored his family’s military service with not only words, but deeds, serving bravely in Vietnam. Sen. McCain’s collaboration in Congress should be a model for all. We’ve lost a national treasure.— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) August 26, 2018
My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2018
America and Freedom have lost one of her greatest champions.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 26, 2018
….And I’ve lost one of my dearest friends and mentor.
I have ordered all flags be lowered to half-staff in honor and remembrance of the incredible life of @SenJohnMcCain. May God rest his soul and look over his entire family. Our state and our nation mourn together. #JohnMcCain #CountryFirst https://t.co/Bj9pgsLIon— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) August 26, 2018
As you go through life, you meet few truly great people. John McCain was one of them. His dedication to his country and the military were unsurpassed, and maybe most of all, he was a truth teller - never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 26, 2018
The Senate, the United States, and the world are lesser places without John McCain.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 26, 2018
Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain, but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him.
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz released the following statement Saturday:
Senator John McCain was a humble hero and an American patriot. He emanated bravery. All the days of his life, he fought for – and represented – the values we hold dear as Americans.
From his selfless service in uniform to his time in Congress fighting for those who serve and have served, Senator McCain dedicated his life to this nation and his fellow citizens. His deep and enduring love for his country and his family fueled his public service, and it is no secret his voice will be deeply missed in the United States Congress.
It is an honor to have been able to call Senator McCain my colleague and I am even more proud to have been able to call John my friend. Gwen and I send our deepest condolences to Cindy and Senator McCain's entire family. We can honor his legacy by working to return decency and dignity to our politics and fighting every single day for the democracy we love.
Our statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: pic.twitter.com/3GBjNYxoj5— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 26, 2018
John McCain exemplified public service. He was a true American hero and he will be missed.— Rep. Erik Paulsen (@RepErikPaulsen) August 26, 2018
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague, Senator John McCain. Full statement: https://t.co/vjlfkb7uCe— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) August 26, 2018
Updated: August 25, 2018 11:06 PM
Created: August 25, 2018 08:14 PM
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