The Republican Party of North Carolina The Republican Party of North Carolina

Raleigh, NC — The following were statements released by Republican elected officials from North Carolina:

"I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and colleague, John McCain. John was a true patriot, who placed his duty to his family and his country above all else. He faced this battle, which would be his last, with the courage that defined his career and the grace that comes from a life well-lived. He will be remembered as he hoped to be remembered: as a man who served his country with honor. Brooke and I are grateful for his service, and send our prayers to Cindy and the entire McCain family." - Sen. Richard Burr

"America has lost John McCain – a true titan of the Senate who was one of our nation’s greatest war heroes and public servants. He will be long remembered for his principled leadership, courage, grit, and always putting country first. It was an honor to call John McCain a friend and serve alongside him in the Senate, especially on the Armed Services Committee where he acted as a mentor to myself and the other members. Susan and I are deeply saddened by John’s passing, and we send our condolences to Cindy and the McCain family, who have demonstrated incredible grace and strength during this difficult time." - Sen. Thom Tillis

"Lucy and I join millions of Americans in mourning the loss of John McCain, a true American hero who embodied the greatest ideals of our nation. Thank you for your lifetime of service, John. You will truly be missed." - Rep. George Holding, Second Congressional District

"Senator McCain will be long remembered for his service to our country, and my condolences and prayers are with him and his family. May he rest in peace." - Rep. Virginia Foxx, Fifth Congressional District

"May we all learn to love our country – and everyone of her people – like John McCain did." - Rep. Mark Walker, Sixth Congressional District

"Renee and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Senator John McCain. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time." - Rep. Richard Hudson, Eighth Congressional District

"Senator John McCain has passed. We will remember him as an amazing husband, father, war hero and patriot. His legacy will live on throughout American history. Join me in praying for his family." - Rep. Tedd Budd, Thirteenth Congressional District

"I was honored to serve with John McCain in Congress.  A true statesman and a man of honor. Sen. McCain faced this challenge like he had all others before: without an ounce of pity for himself, but with grit and determination. He will be remembered for his sixty years of dedication and sacrifice to his country. My deepest condolences to his wife and his family. May he rest in peace." - Chairman Robin Hayes


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