Courtesy of Congressman Jimmy Panetta:
Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
“Today, America lost one of its heroes and most dedicated public servants. Senator John McCain, from his service and sacrifice in the U.S. Navy to his representation in the U.S. Congress and Senate, was a true fighter and patriot. He fully grasped that public service is about putting our nation and its people before oneself. Such a sense of service and commitment to our country allowed Senator McCain to see past our petty differences and stand up for the enduring values that unite us, as demonstrated in his final speech in the U.S. Senate. Although we mourn his loss, his legacy inspires our nation to move forward together.”