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Ohio Officials Honor The Life Of Sen. John McCain

Senator John McCain died Saturday at the age of 81.

“John McCain was an American hero who embodied our nation’s most cherished values: service and sacrifice. He was a leader to senators from both parties, a touchstone on foreign and domestic issues. Just as importantly, he made no secret of his love for his wife, Cindy, and his family. Connie and I are thinking of them now. May their memories of this great man sustain them.”Sen. Sherrod Brown

“John McCain was a true patriot who lived the motto of his 2008 campaign: Country First. Always. He was also a friend and someone I looked to for counsel. In the Senate, we relied on his expertise on national security issues, were inspired by his life’s story, and charmed by his sense of humor. He was a lion of the Senate, and the place will not be the same place without him.

“Jane’s and my prayers are with Cindy and the entire McCain family during this difficult time.”Sen. Rob Portman



“It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that Fran and I send our condolences to Cindy, John’s mother Roberta, and all of the McCain family. Our friend, John, faced his last battle like he faced other challenges in his life, with the same resolve, strength, grace, and courage that has inspired generations. 

“John and I both went to Washington in 1983, first serving in the House of Representatives together and eventually serving alongside each other once in the Senate. I have always valued his wise counsel. 

“Whether working to fight genocide in Darfur, furthering the appointment of conservative federal judges, or helping to shape our military for the 21st century, working alongside John was an honor.

“At times solemn, at times witty, always determined, always sincere, John never stopped giving back to the country he loved so dearly. He never chose a path because it was easy; he chose a path because he believed it was right. Our nation is better off because of his service. The McCain family has lost their patriarch, Arizona has lost a long-time public servant, and America has lost a hero.”Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine



“Our prayers are with Senator McCain's family. All Americans appreciate his service to our country.”Rep. Jim Jordan via Twitter

“Sending my sincerest sympathy to the family of @SenJohnMcCain during this difficult time. America lost not only a patriot and a U.S. Senator today, but a man of great moral character. He will be missed.”Rep. Marcia Fudge via Twitter

America has lost a freedom fighter who fearlessly and robustly guarded liberty’s ramparts at home and abroad. Senator John McCain never wavered from his sworn oath to protect and defend our nation. He truly stood in a class of his own.”Rep. Marcy Kaptur via Twitter

“We’ve lost a true American Hero. Rest In Peace, Senator. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family at this difficult time.”Rep. Tim Ryan via Twitter

“Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of an American hero and statesman, Senator John McCain. He served our country with dedication and honor. My thoughts and prayers are with the Senator's family and friends during this time. May he Rest In Peace.”Rep. Dave Joyce via Twitter

“Senator John McCain was a true American hero who served his country, first in uniform and later in Congress. He was the definition of a defender of freedom and liberty and will truly be missed. Tina and I send our prayers to Senator McCain’s family and loved ones.”Rep. Jim Renacci via Twitter

“Godspeed, John McCain. A great American life, lived with courage until the end.”Former US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner via Twitter

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