WWBT) – Virginia lawmakers are sharing their condolences after Sen. John McCain died at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer.
Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement:
John McCain was a hero, my Chairman, and my friend. After six decades of public service, he will be remembered as a maverick, a model of strength in Vietnam, and a champion of servicemembers, campaign finance reform, and innumerable other causes. In the past 13 months, John has urged us to listen to each other and restore the American people’s confidence in their government. May we be responsible enough to heed to his plea, wise enough to follow his example, and fortunate enough to have a career in service as long and accomplished as his. My condolences go out to the McCain family and the people of Arizona.”
Today we mourn the loss of a true American hero. Senator John McCain made service to his country the cornerstone of his life and he will rightfully be etched in history as a maverick. Pam and I send our prayers and condolences to the McCain family.
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) August 26, 2018