The Alabama delegation is paying tribute to Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who served as a U.S. senator from Arizona for more than three decades, who died Saturday at the age of 81.
Below are some of the reactions to his death:
Sen. Richard Shelby:
John McCain was a brave American and a true hero – one who honorably served our country for 60 years. His distinguished presence in the Senate will be missed, and his unwavering commitment to our country will live on in his legacy. The McCain family remain in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time.
U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01):
Last year, I had the opportunity to visit the “Hanoi Hilton” with Senator McCain, where he was held captive. It was a remarkable experience that I will never forget. May his service to our country never be forgotten. His family, friends, and colleagues will be in our prayers.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02):
Senator McCain was an American hero who led a remarkable life of service to this country. His bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
I’m sorry to hear of the death of Senator John McCain. He and so many other American military personnel survived an existence as a POW in Vietnam that most of us could never imagine. My prayers to his family during this difficult time.
@SenJohnMcCain fought for his country honorably in the Navy, the House, and the Senate for 60 years. He was an American patriot & his life is a testament to his deep love of country. John McCain will be sorely missed.
Ann and I send our condolences to the McCain family. We are praying for them during this difficult time.
Tonight my prayers are with Senator John McCain’s family. As a Navy pilot and as a lawmaker, he served with honor and integrity. Senator McCain was a true patriot! Rest in peace.