Arizona athletes and politicians quickly took to social media late Saturday to express sadness and sympathy for Arizona Sen. John McCain, who passed away at age 81.
— Michael Crow (@michaelcrow) August 26, 2018
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 26, 2018
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at John McCain’s passing. The world has lost a hero and a statesman. Cindy and the McCain family have lost a loving husband and father. I have lost a wonderful friend.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) August 26, 2018
A giant. An icon. An American hero. God bless @SenJohnMcCain. He will never be forgotten.
My full statement on the life of an incredible man we were blessed to call a fellow Arizonan: pic.twitter.com/cyhUetFyMH
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) August 26, 2018
Statement from team president Michael Bidwill on the passing of Senator John McCain. pic.twitter.com/Zh72H58fNw
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 26, 2018
Rest in peace to an American hero, statesman, servant of the people, and dear friend. Godspeed Senator McCain. My prayers for Cindy and the beautiful McCain family. pic.twitter.com/Tj87Hb8MtY
— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) August 26, 2018
Senator McCain was not only a great man and patriot but also a loyal D-backs fan. I’m proud to have called him a dear friend. On behalf of my entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with Cindy and the McCain family. pic.twitter.com/noSItd72o8
— Luis Gonzalez (@Luisgonzo20) August 26, 2018
We’ll never forget your loyalty to our team, our state, and our country. Thank you, Senator. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/MOXrDMjNYQ
— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) August 26, 2018
You’ll be missed, Senator McCain. pic.twitter.com/2qMYmFciJm
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) August 26, 2018
I pray that God comforts Cindy and the entire McCain family. My heart is with them, and Arizona grieves with them.
— Martha McSally (@RepMcSally) August 26, 2018
Arizona will never be the same. @SenJohnMcCain may you rest in peace, and may comfort come to your family – and to all of us who will grieve your loss to our great country. A statesmen, a patriot, our Arizona hero.
— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) August 26, 2018
John McCain’s life was one of service and sacrifice. He will always be remembered for his love of country. My thoughts and prayers are with @SenJohnMcCain‘s family and loved ones.
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) August 26, 2018
Senator John McCain led a meaningful and full life. He served his country and his family with honor and respect. He will always be remembered for a life well lived.
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) August 26, 2018
Our prayers are with the McCain family tonight.
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) August 26, 2018
This country was lucky to have Senator McCain. We are a better, stronger country because of him. We will miss him. Fair winds and following seas, sailor.
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) August 26, 2018
Joyce and I want to share our most sincere condolences and share our prayers with @SenJohnMcCain’s family. Senator McCain is a true American patriot, who has served the United States and Arizona as a leader and a fighter. All of Arizona mourns the loss of this great man.
— Rep David Schweikert (@RepDavid) August 26, 2018
It has been my deepest honor to have known Senator McCain for nearly 20 years and to have worked with him on issues important to our state and the American people these past two years.
— Rep. Tom O’Halleran (@RepOHalleran) August 26, 2018
Today, Arizona and the country lost a strong leader and man of great conviction. Sen. McCain was straightforward, passionate, and dedicated to the values of our country. My thoughts are with the McCain family during this difficult time. 1/2
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) August 26, 2018
Today we lost an American hero when @SenJohnMcCain passed away. RIP my friend-a warrior who fought for his country and for his beloved state of Arizona. Our state & nation will deeply miss his courage and convictions. Prayers to @cindymccain @MeghanMcCain Roberta & McCain family pic.twitter.com/8gahGeYFk4
— Jan Brewer (@GovBrewer) August 26, 2018
Today is a sad day for Arizona. @SenJohnMcCain epitomized courage, service and leadership. He will be missed. We send our condolences and prayers to the McCain family and all who are feeling the loss. Rest in peace Sir. pic.twitter.com/RE5OEvEElC
— Phoenix Police (@phoenixpolice) August 26, 2018