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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement on the Passing of Senator John McCain

August 25, 2018
Press Release

Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain:

“John McCain was an iconic American hero, whose life of principle, centered around leadership and was dedicated to service above self, to country, and the human condition over petty politics and personal gain. The McCain moment that is seared in the mind of so many Americans was during the 2008 Presidential race with everything on the line in the heat of battle, in the midst of the debate, when he pauses and corrects a woman’s racist stereotyping of Barack Obama. It was an example of valor that has been on display throughout his life, and underscored at that moment when it mattered most to do what was right! You didn’t have to agree with him to recognize his heroism love of country and unwavering adherence to doing the right thing..... This is a sad day for America. My deepest condolences to his wife Cindy, children, loved ones, and to fellow Americans who share this grief.”