Congressman Henry Cuellar posted the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John S. McCain III:
“America has lost a fighter. For years, Senator McCain was an incredible public servant, known for his unyielding patriotism and leadership. He devoted his life to our country and to defending its most important principles of freedom and justice.
“John McCain will be remembered for his years of dedication to service, both as a naval officer and politician. As a political powerhouse, he faced many challenges and successes as a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and presidential candidate. With his legacy, our nation is reminded of the bravery of a true patriot, whose spirit will never be forgotten.
“Today, the nation mourns. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.”