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Shaheen Statement on Passing of Senator John McCain

(Washington, DC) — Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain (R-AZ):

“I’m heartbroken by the passing of my friend and colleague, Senator John McCain,” said Senator Shaheen. “Today, our country lost a great American hero. John faced his battle with cancer the same way he faced all challenges in his life – with profound strength and determination. A titan in the Senate, John never shied away from a tough debate and always stuck to his principles. He was a patriot in the best sense of the word, whose contributions as a naval officer and public servant made us a better country and people. In New Hampshire, his ‘second favorite state,’ John will always be remembered and beloved. Billy and I join with all Granite Staters in keeping the McCain family in our thoughts and prayers.”