Senator John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) legacy of public service is one of the strongest in America. From his time as a naval airman and prisoner of war in Vietnam to his service in the United States Senate, McCain dedicated his entire life to the country.
McCain’s service to the country did not go unnoticed. His colleagues from Washington, D.C. took to social media to honor the senator and to thank his family.
United States Presidents
Although Sen. McCain’s relationship with President Donald Trump was rocky, to say the least, he maintained strong relationships with both former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
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
Our statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: pic.twitter.com/3GBjNYxoj5
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 26, 2018
Some lives are so vivid, it is difficult to imagine them ended. Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order. He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country. And to me, he was a friend whom I’ll deeply miss. Laura and I send our heartfelt sympathies to Cindy and the entire McCain family, and our thanks to God for the life of John McCain.
United States Senators
After three decades in the Senate, McCain left Capitol Hill with friends from across the political spectrum.
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) August 26, 2018
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at John McCain’s passing. The world has lost a hero and a statesman. Cindy and the McCain family have lost a loving husband and father. I have lost a wonderful friend.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) August 26, 2018
Kelley and I send our prayers and condolences to the family of Senator John McCain, a man of great courage and conviction. May He Rest In Peace.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 26, 2018
John McCain was fiercely devoted to his family, his constituents, and his country. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. As a nation, we all share in the sense of emptiness his passing has left behind.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) August 26, 2018
Prominent American Political Figures
Through his time in the Senate and his bids at the White House, McCain was a household name. His presence in the American political area was a staple for the last three decades.
Tonight we say goodbye to a true hero. A man who never sought accolades. A patriot who fought everyday for American freedom and dignity. A warrior of strength, a patriot of heart, and a man of conviction. There will never be another John McCain. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/B3FjQnDToH
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) August 26, 2018
John McCain was my friend. I will remember the good times. My family and I send prayers for Cindy and the McCain family.
– Sarah Palin and family pic.twitter.com/KRvcIQ99cA
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) August 26, 2018
Condolences and prayers to the McCain Family.
Gratitude and respect for John McCain, who served the nation honorably and courageously as a Navy Captain, POW in Vietnam, and US Senator.
May he Rest In Peace.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) August 26, 2018
Although McCain’s life ended, the outpouring of honor for the senator’s life proves that his legacy is here to stay.