Sen. John McCain, who made human rights and Israel centerpieces of his advocacy for a robust U.S. influence across the planet, died Aug. 25 at the family ranch in Sedona, Ariz., one day after declining further treatment for brain cancer. He was 81.
See what Maryland politicians and other notable personalities have Tweeted about the Arizona Republican since his death.
The Naval Academy is mourning the loss of one of our most distinguished graduates, Sen. John McCain (USNA ‘58). His life of service to our country is a legacy that will continue to be revered. #USNavy #usna #Military #midshipmen
— U.S. Naval Academy (@NavalAcademy) August 26, 2018
.@SenJohnMcCain was a leader & public servant of deep patriotism, outstanding bravery & undaunted spirit. Throughout his career, we all saw his integrity, humility, courage & grace. May it be a comfort to his family to know that so many around the world mourn with them.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 26, 2018
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) August 26, 2018
My deepest sympathies go out to the McCain family at this time. I was privileged to have known @SenJohnMcCain and our nation will always remember him as a man of great integrity and strong convictions and a true American hero. #CountryFirst pic.twitter.com/2LlMhZX3pP
— Boyd Rutherford (@BoydKRutherford) August 26, 2018
This is an incredibly sad day. For nearly a dozen years in the Senate, John McCain has been my friend and enduring partner in standing up for universal human rights &advancing core American values. I will miss him terribly & I hope all Americans will pause to remember his legacy.
— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) August 26, 2018
John McCain’s passion and determination were unsurpassed in the Senate, and his moral compass was unfailing. His passing will be felt deeply throughout the Senate and the country. My prayers go out to his friends, family, and constituents during this time—you are in our hearts.
— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) August 26, 2018
. @SenJohnMcCain was a public servant in every sense of the word and a true titan of the Senate. Our country has lost a legend and a patriot. Thank you for being one of our greatest defenders of our troops, our veterans, and our country. Rest In Peace, #Maverick.
— Dutch Ruppersberger (@Call_Me_Dutch) August 26, 2018
Deeply saddened by the passing of Senator John McCain. His unshakable patriotism and unwavering commitment to our democracy – especially in seeking to reform our campaign finance system – will continue to inspire generations of Americans.
— Rep. John Sarbanes (@RepSarbanes) August 26, 2018
Senator John McCain has always been a fighter, a patriot, and a dedicated father and husband. I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to him and his family, and I wish him nothing but the best. I know his courageous spirit will lead him.
— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) August 24, 2018
God bless John McCain.
— Brian Frosh (@BrianFrosh) August 26, 2018
— Allan H. Kittleman (@HoCoGovExec) August 26, 2018
We lost a good and honest leader today. From McCain-Feingold bill to sticking with his comrades in Hanoi to telling voters that his opponent was a decent man, he set a good example even for those who disagreed with him. We need more of that these days. #RIP @SenJohnMcCain
— Brooke Lierman (@BELBaltimore) August 26, 2018
His heroic actions of patriotism and courage, fighting for our country and serving in the U.S. Senate, have led us by example and brought our country closer together.
I join Marylanders and all Americans in sending our thoughts to him and his family.
— Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) August 24, 2018
Tonight our Nation mourns John McCain who showed us true commitment to service. May he Rest In Peace.
— Susie Turnbull for MD Lt. Governor (@SusanWTurnbull) August 26, 2018
Saddened to hear about the loss of a true American hero this evening. Sen. John McCain always put our country ahead of politics. A man of grit, class, and character who governed from his conscience. @PrinceGeorgesMD joins the nation in mourning the loss of Sen. John McCain.
— Rushern L. Baker III (@CountyExecBaker) August 26, 2018
“Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely and who rely on you”
― John McCain
— Alec Ross (@AlecJRoss) August 26, 2018
Rest in peace, Senator McCain.
Thank you for your lifetime of service to our country.
My prayers are with the friends and family of the Senator during this time. https://t.co/z7NwLJFYrs
— John Olszewski, Jr. (@JohnnyOJr) August 26, 2018
On behalf of more than 800,000 Baltimore County citizens, Rest In Peace John McCain- an American hero. – County Executive Don Mohler.
— Baltimore County (@BaltCoGov) August 26, 2018
Tonight we pause for a reflective moment of silence in memory of Senator John McCain. pic.twitter.com/uLRqs8x3Gw
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 27, 2018
We mourn the passing of Senator John McCain who was our close partner in highlighting the mass atrocities in Syria. In 2015, he spoke alongside Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer Margit Meissner about the crimes being committed by the Assad regime. https://t.co/zRNp0hzdV5 pic.twitter.com/tE2ZhwPuU4
— US Holocaust Museum (@HolocaustMuseum) August 27, 2018
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends of Senator John McCain. It was an honor to have him on our stage on May 24, 2017. May his memory be a blessing. (Photo credit: Bruce Guthrie) pic.twitter.com/uPL6r4PHz5
— Sixth & I (@SixthandI) August 26, 2018