Congressman Cohen Praises the Late John McCain

August 25, 2018
Press Release
Says military hero and patriot stood on principle, won’t be forgotten

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of John McCain upon hearing of his death in Arizona, and made the following statement:

“John McCain was a man of honor and an American hero. He served his country as a Naval aviator and endured torture at the hands of his North Vietnamese captors which affected his health for the rest of his life. Returning home, he continued to serve his country in the House and Senate with principles, honesty and integrity and he earned the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. John McCain was a giant, stood for what was right and stared down bullies. He was a patriot who loved his country and his country mourns his passing. He will be missed.”