Senator John McCain was a long respected figure in Washington and we are gathering reaction to his passing. This story will be updated as warranted.
My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the the place he loved best.
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) August 26, 2018
From McCain’s daughter:
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 26, 2018
From former President Barack Obama:
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) August 26, 2018
CNN is reporting McCain requested George W. Bush and Barack Obama speak at his funeral.
While Donald Trump stayed silent about the Senator after McCain’s family said he was stopping cancer treatment. Tonight he did put up this short tweet:
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
Sen McCain died nine years to the day after Ted Kennedy passed away from the same illness. https://t.co/SI696aGoPj
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 26, 2018
America and Freedom have lost one of her greatest champions.
….And I’ve lost one of my dearest friends and mentor.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 26, 2018
We will never forget the unparalleled courage, heart and service of John McCain. My thoughts are with his family as they mourn this great loss, but also as they celebrate his incredible life. It was a privilege to serve beside John in the Senate, and he will be so greatly missed.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 26, 2018
From the Governor of Arizona:
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
How did John MCain want to be remembered:
WATCH: How did Sen. McCain want to be remembered?
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 26, 2018