Remembering Sen. John McCain

Aug 25, 2018, 6:43 PM | Updated: Aug 26, 2018, 9:52 am

Sen. John McCain has passed away at the age of 81, according to a statement from his office. Social media reactions began pouring in as soon as the news was announced. We are gathering those here.

Cindy McCain tweeted these statements about her husband.

Sen. John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, posted this message about her father.

Sen. Orrin Hatch posted this statement moments after the news was announced.

Gov. Gary Herbert posted this statement.

Rep. John Curtis shared this.

Rep. Chris Stewart shared this.

Rep. Mia Love sent this statement to KSL 5 TV.

“As an American, I am very grateful for the life, service and sacrifice of Senator John McCain. His brave fight as a prisoner of war, as a principled Senator and during his illness speak to his outstanding character. My family and I are sad to hear of his death and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends tonight.”

Mitt Romney shared his thoughts here.

Jenny Wilson wrote this on Twitter.

President Donald Trump tweeted this.

Sen. Mike Lee tweeted this statement.

Sen. Chuck Schumer to introduce a resolution to rename Russel Senate Office building after Sen. John McCain.

Former President George W. Bush posted this to Instagram.

Former President Barack Obama posted this statement to Twitter.

Former Vice President Joe Biden posted this.

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Remembering Sen. John McCain