Washington, D.C. – The office of Senator John McCain released the following statement today:
“Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years.”
Governor Ducey today released the following statement on the passing of Senator John S. McCain:
“John McCain is one American who will never be forgotten.
He was a giant. An icon. An American hero. But here at home, we were most proud to call him a fellow Arizonan. Like so many of us, he was not born here, but his spirit, service and fierce independence shaped the state with which he became synonymous.
Angela and I join all Arizonans in praying for Cindy and the entire McCain family during this difficult time and offering our full support.
As we mourn his passing and celebrate his truly phenomenal life, we’re also faced with the void John McCain’s absence leaves in the heart and soul of our nation.
John McCain fought for America every day — from the Navy through Vietnam to the U.S. Senate. He fought for what he thought was right, even when it wasn’t popular. His dogged patriotism and passion for country made him an inspiration, and a model, for all of us.
John McCain was about more than politics. He brought us above partisanship and challenged us to be great.
He once told us, ‘We’re Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.’
May his life and legacy continue to inspire us to build a future for this country, and a history for this country, that would make John McCain proud.”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan:
Statement on the Passing of Senator John McCain
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement this evening:
“This is a sad day for the United States. Our country has lost a decorated war hero and statesman. John McCain was a giant of our time—not just for the things he achieved, but for who he was and what he fought for all his life. John put principle before politics. He put country before self. He was one of the most courageous men of the century. He will always be listed among freedom’s most gallant and faithful servants. Our hearts are with his wife, Cindy, his children, and his grandchildren. This Congress, this country mourn with them.”
Arizona Speaker Mesnard Releases Statement on Passing of Senator John McCain
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Arizona Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard (R-17) today released the following statement regarding the passing of United States Senator John McCain:
“Arizona has lost a relentless warrior, our nation has lost a steadfast defender, and the world has lost a beacon of democracy,” said Speaker Mesnard. “Senator John McCain fiercely fought to protect and expand freedom around the globe, and his legacy is a lifetime of courage and public service that will continue to inspire generations of leaders to come. I extend my deepest condolences to Senator McCain’s family as they grieve this tremendous loss.”