Republicans and Democrats Mourn the Death of Senator John McCain

Sen. John McCain died at the age of 81 on Saturday, after battling brain cancer for more than a year. The Republican lawmaker, known as the “maverick” of the Senate, died at his ranch in Arizona.

Republican and Democratic Senators alike took to Twitter to issue statements in remembrance of McCain, who served in Vietnam, where he was captured and imprisoned for five years, before serving in the Senate for more than three decades and running for president as the Republican nominee in 2008.

Here’s a collection of their responses, starting with Sen. Lindsey Graham, McCain’s close friend:

This story will be updated as more reactions come in.

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