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Rep. John Lewis' Statement on the Passing of Sen. John McCain

August 25, 2018
Press Release

“We have lost a great warrior who defended this nation’s honor in times of war and peace.  He risked his life for America as a soldier, guarded our integrity as a prisoner of war, and dedicated his entire life to public service.  Only a few will ever be remembered for standing on the courage of their convictions.


“Sen. John McCain was one of those rare people who was never afraid to do what he believed was right.  Our nation is forever indebted to men and women of  conscience who struggle—in their own way, according to the dictates of their own heartsto act on the ideals of democracy and work to build a more perfect union.  I send my deepest condolences to his family.  They are in my thoughts and prayers.”