Nebraska politicians remember McCain

August 27, 2018 GMT

Gov. Pete Ricketts and members of the Nebraska congressional delegation offered their thoughts and condolences on the death of Sen. John McCain.

“With a heavy heart we mourn the loss of a national treasure, Senator John McCain,” Sen. Deb Fischer said in a email. “From his days as a war hero, to his leadership on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and his years of dedicated service to the people of Arizona, Senator McCain’s indomitable spirit and love for country had no match. My deepest sympathies go out to Cindy and the entire McCain family.”

Sen. Ben Sasse said: “Our nation aches for truth-tellers. This man will be greatly missed.”


Ricketts issued this statement about the 81-year-old McCain: “Our country has lost a great patriot who dedicated his life to serving our country in our military and then in the U.S. Senate. Our prayers and condolences are with the McCain family.”