A Statement on the Passing of Senator John McCain
“Like many Arizonans, we’re saddened to hear the news of U.S. Senator John McCain’s passing. His fight against what is one of the most heartless diseases in our world was courageous. John McCain is and will always be an American hero. He will be remembered as a statesman, a friend to all, and a generous humanitarian. John McCain’s voice in Washington and his conduct fully exemplified what it means to be a true Arizonan.
“John McCain has played a major role in our nation’s and state’s history. Many of us vividly remember his extended years in captivity — badly beaten and tortured by our enemies — and how he demonstrated courage and leadership by never breaking. His service and dedication to our state, his humor and love of sports will be missed. During his decades of holding public office, McCain has represented Arizona on a national and international level with sophistication, and even though we’ve often disagreed with him politically, Arizona Democrats have always respected his independent streak and willingness to fight for election reform, veterans’ rights and human rights.
“The Arizona Democratic Party sends its heartfelt condolences to the McCain family during this difficult time.”