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Republicans, Democrats Unite to Wish McCain Well

Republicans, Democrats Unite to Wish McCain Well

By    |   Friday, 24 August 2018 01:12 PM

Republicans and Democrats are coming together to express their thoughts on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., whose family announced Friday he will no longer seek treatment.

Here's a sampling of reactions:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

"Sad to hear that @SenJohnMcCain has stopped medical treatment, but no one can deny his faithful service to our nation. Had times of disagreement w/ him, but always respected him and love his family."

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.:

"God bless @SenJohnMcCain. Thank you for serving our country and in the Congress. May the coming days with family and friends be peaceful."

Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass.:

"Senator John McCain is a warrior in every sense of the word. To an inspiring man and a loving family, our thoughts are with you."

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez:

"My prayers are with John McCain and his family as they go through this difficult time. Sen. McCain is and always has been a man of boundless courage and profound conviction. America is forever grateful."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

"Very sad to hear this morning's update from the family of our dear friend @SenJohnMcCain. We are so fortunate to call him our friend and colleague. John, Cindy, and the entire McCain family are in our prayers at this incredibly difficult hour."

House Speaker Paul Ryan:

"John McCain personifies service to our country. The whole House is keeping John and his family in our prayers during this time."

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.:

"My prayers are with my friend, @SenJohnMcCain, his wife Cindy, and the entire McCain family."

Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind.:

"I have the deepest respect for Senator McCain, and I send my prayers to him and his family."

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn.:

"Deeply saddened by this news today. Gwen and I are praying for @SenJohnMcCain and his entire family during this very difficult time."

Former Secretary of State John Kerry:

"God bless John McCain, his family, and all who love him — a brave man showing us once again what the words grace and grit really mean."

Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D.:

"Continuing to keep @SenJohnMcCain and his family in our prayers."

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

"My thoughts and prayers are with Senator McCain and his family."

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.:

"My prayers are with @SenJohnMcCain @cindymccain and their entire family."

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.:

"I am thinking about my former colleague John McCain today, and know how brave and strong he is. At this point, I hope he will be free of pain and know that he is indeed admired and respected by the vast majority of the people of America."

Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney:

"No man this century better exemplifies honor, patriotism, service, sacrifice, and country first than Senator John McCain. His heroism inspires, his life shapes our character. I am blessed and humbled by our friendship."

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.:

"The entire country is thinking of Senator McCain and his family right now. Our hearts, our strength, our love are with you."

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.:

"During my time in the Senate, Sen. John McCain has been a colleague & friend. His work & service to our nation is unsurpassed. Very sad to hear of his family's update this morning & we're keeping them all in our prayers during this difficult time."

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.:

"Very sad news. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with the McCain family."

Former Acting Chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile:

"Let's continue to lift Senator John McCain and his family up in our thoughts and prayers."

Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.:

"My heart goes out to @SenJohnMcCain and his entire family. He has cemented his place in our nation's history as a true statesman and an American hero."

Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan.:

"Elizabeth and I are saddened to hear the news about our friend, John McCain. John is a great American hero who has spent his entire life serving his country with distinction, selflessness, and honor. We will be praying for @SenJohnMcCain and his family."

Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y.:

"Senator McCain is a true patriot and public servant. His strength, independence and unwavering sense of duty should inspire us all. I'm praying for him and the entire McCain family."

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.:

".@SenJohnMcCain is my friend and a man with unrivaled courage. He has served this nation with distinction, and he and his family are in my prayers."

Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala.:

"Sending prayers to @SenJohnMcCain and his family. You have met every fight in your life with grit and courage, and this battle has been no different."

Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.:

"Keeping @SenJohnMcCain and his family in my thoughts during this difficult time. We will always be grateful for your sacrifice and service to our country."

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla.:

"Senator John McCain exemplifies courage, civility, and integrity. He is a true American hero and our country is stronger because of his service. My prayers are with him and his family."

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.:

"Our family is thinking of @SenJohnMcCain today and wishing him and his family peace."

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan:

"Whenever I visited Washington D.C. @SenJohnMcCain was the one Senator that would always make time to personally meet with me.  Not many Secretaries can say that about their senior Senator. Thank you for your genuine love for our great state. I am blessed to call you my friend."

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.:

"My friend John McCain's life has been defined by his love for his country, his love for his family, and his unflinching bravery.  I know that today, despite his difficult condition, John is facing this moment with the same courage that he has always shown."

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election:

"Prayers for Sen. McCain and his family at this most trying time. May comfort and peace envelope them. May my friend sense appreciation for his inspiration to serve something greater than self - Sarah Palin"

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