Statement on the Passing of John McCain

The Republican Jewish Coalition notes with sadness the passing of an American hero, Senator John McCain. 

Republican Jewish Coalition Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said: 

Senator John McCain was a patriot and a fighter. He fought for his country in war and in peace with a dedication that was awe-inspiring. It was an honor for me to serve with him in the U.S. Senate, where he was a leader on defense and security issues. His record of service to our country is a testament to a great man. We are diminished by his passing. 

Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks said: 

We are truly saddened by the passing of Senator John McCain. He was a great friend of Israel and the Republican Jewish Coalition. A man of independent spirit and tremendous love of country, he forged his own path in a life of service and accomplishment. May his memory be a blessing.