Members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation are honoring the life and legacy of Arizona Senator John McCain who died Saturday at the age of 81. The former POW and presidential candidate served 30 years in the U.S. Senate.
Senator Richard Burr:
I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and colleague, John McCain. John was a true patriot, who placed his duty to his family and his country above all else.
He faced this battle, which would be his last, with the courage that defined his career and the grace that comes from a life well-lived. He will be remembered as he hoped to be remembered: as a man who served his country with honor.
Sen. Thom Tillis:
America has lost John McCain – a true titan of the Senate who was one of our nation’s greatest war heroes and public servants. He will be long remembered for his principled leadership, courage, grit, and always putting country first.
It was an honor to call John McCain a friend and serve alongside him in the Senate, especially on the Armed Services Committee where he acted as a mentor to myself and the other members.
Susan and I are deeply saddened by John’s passing, and we send our condolences to Cindy and the McCain family, who have demonstrated incredible grace and strength during this difficult time.
Congressman G.K. Butterfield:
I join countless Americans in mourning the loss of one of our nation’s greatest leaders, Senator John McCain. Thank you for your sacrifice, bravery, and leadership. Godspeed.
Congresswoman Alma Adams:
Sen. John McCain was a true statesman. His love and devotion to our country and for his family is admired by all. We are forever grateful for his sacrifice and stalwart leadership, both on the battlefield and in elected office. My prayers are with his wife and family.