Wichita - Senator John McCain has died, he was 81. McCain was a POW when he served in the military. He ran for President of the United States and served the state of Arizona as a Republican Senator. News broke yesterday that McCain was discontinuing treatment for brain cancer. McCain passed away this afternoon.
From Governor Jeff Colyer:
Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., conveyed his condolences to the family of Senator John McCain following his passing.
“Senator McCain will long be remembered for his years of dedicated service to our nation,” said Gov. Colyer, “We are grateful to him for his devotion to this country and send our deepest condolences to his family as they grieve his passing today. May God be with them all during this difficult time.”
From Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran:
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Senator John McCain:
“John McCain was a true American hero, whose sense of duty to our nation led to a lifetime of dedicated public service. First as a naval aviator serving in Vietnam, his honor led him to refuse early release ahead of his fellow American POWs. Then as a member of Congress and presidential candidate, John remained steadfast in his principles, always seeking to do what he thought was in our nation’s best interest. There has been no better advocate for our servicemembers and veterans than John and it was an honor to work closely with him on achieving the most significant VA reform Congress has passed in decades with the VA MISSION Act. This could not have been possible without his leadership and knowledge, and it was fitting that the bill was named after him.
“John was a friend and an example to me and many others. He leaves behind a legacy of courage and conviction – I hope we all can reflect on these values as we work together to heal and advance America. Robba and I are praying for John’s wife, Cindy, their children and grandchildren, as well as John’s mother, and we thank them for sharing John with us for so many years.”
From Wichita City Council Member, District I, Brandon Johnson:
Johnson retweeted a breaking news tweet saying, "RIP Sen. McCain. A true hero and patriot!"
RIP Sen. McCain— Brandon J. Johnson (@BJohnsonICT) August 26, 2018
A true hero and patriot! https://t.co/A2oeV9nTFK
Congressman Ron Estes:
Susan and I are praying for the family of @SenJohnMcCain – an American hero who served his country admirably in the Navy and in our nation's capital. He was dedicated to the people of Arizona, and— Rep. Ron Estes (@RepRonEstes) August 26, 2018
I hope you'll join me in remembering the McCain family. https://t.co/90uoaUPgWj
Sedgwick County GOP:
Congressional Candidate Kevin Yoder:
John McCain was a true American patriot. It was an honor to welcome him to Kansas on the campaign trail over the years. pic.twitter.com/WFG1Rc9c1V— Kevin Yoder (@KevinYoder) August 26, 2018
Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo:
Susan and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of @senjohnmccain - an American patriot. We wish you fair winds and following seas.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) August 26, 2018