Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain:
“John McCain was a patriot who served our nation with honor and distinction as a Navy pilot and public official. Today, we come together to mourn his loss, to express gratitude for the sacrifices he made for America and to extend our condolences to his family. As a servicemember, he experienced the horrors of war and captivity and still returned with a desire to continue serving our nation.
Throughout his time in the House of Representatives and more than 30 years in the Senate, John McCain was a tireless fighter for his principles and a champion of U.S. servicemembers. We have all benefited from Senator McCain’s lifetime of service. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."