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John McCain Dies At 81

August 25th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Arizona Senator John McCain, who was the Republican nominee for President in 2008, has died.

On WCBC at AM 1270 and FM 103.1, ABC News will have continuing reports and reflections on the life of the life of McCain, a war hero who had respect from both sides of the political aisle.

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement Saturday on the death of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.):

“This is an incredibly sad day. John McCain was an honorable public servant who sacrificed greatly to serve his country in uniform and as a lawmaker proudly representing the people of Arizona. His death is a great loss for this country, his state and, above all, his family and friends. My deepest sympathies and condolences are with Cindy, their children, and family at this very difficult time.

“For nearly a dozen years in the United States Senate, Senator McCain has been my friend and my enduring partner in standing up for universal human rights and advancing other core American values. The Sergei and Global Magnitsky laws would not have been possible without our genuine bipartisan resolve to change the course of human rights accountability for the worst rights abusers in Russia and worldwide.

“Last year, Senator McCain worked with me to ensure a new, tough sanctions regime against Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs for their insidious attack on our democracy. Senator McCain fought alongside me to make sure our efforts to hold Russia accountable made it into law. Just last month, he joined a bipartisan group of senators again toward the same goal, given Putin’s persistent attacks on our democratic system.

“The United States Senate and the American people have lost in John McCain a man who was the very definition of service to country.

“I will miss John terribly, and I hope all Americans will pause today to remember his legacy and admire his courage.”

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen released the following statement regarding the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain:

“Senator John McCain was a statesman, a veteran, and an American hero. His passion and determination were unsurpassed in the U.S. Senate, and his moral compass was unfailing. The loss of Senator McCain will be felt deeply throughout the Senate and the country – where countless Americans have benefited from his service. My prayers go out to Senator McCain’s friends, family, and constituents during this time – you are in our hearts.”

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement on the death of Senator McCain:  

“Senator John McCain will forever remain one of most valiant heroes our country has ever known. He has long stood as a shining example of doing the right thing and standing up for his principles even – and especially – when the going gets tough.  “I am lucky to count myself among those privileged enough to have known him. All of us join Senator McCain’s family and colleagues in taking pride in his legacy of selfless service, grit, and determination. A grateful nation will be forever in his debt.  “The First Lady and I hold his wife Cindy, his family, and all those who knew and admired him in our prayers, and join them in mourning the loss of a true American hero who I was deeply honored to know.”

Ben Jealous, Democratic nominee for Governor of Maryland and former National President & CEO of the NAACP, issued the following statement in response to Sen. John McCain's death:

"I am incredibly saddened to hear that Senator John McCain has passed. He embodied true patriotism and will be missed. Thank you for your service, Senator."


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