Arizona Sen. John McCain, who was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five years before his long career in the U.S. Senate, died Saturday at the age of 81 after a battle with brain cancer.
Utah officials posted remarks about the senator from the neighboring state.
Gov. Gary Herbert
Sen. Orrin Hatch
HATCH on the passing of his dear friend and colleague John McCain:— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) August 26, 2018
“Over a lifetime of selfless service, John came to embody the very pinnacle of American virtue..
The Senate—indeed, the nation—will miss the steady, guiding presence of a principled statesman.” #utpol pic.twitter.com/in4WAnyoaU
Sen. Mike Lee
Rep. John Curtis
As a solider, war hero, and public servant, Senator John McCain spent his life serving our country with honor. His bravery and sacrifice made the world a better place and his legacy will live on. Senator McCain is a giant of a man that will be missed deeply.— Rep. John Curtis (@RepJohnCurtis) August 26, 2018
Rep. Mia Love
Rep. Chris Stewart
A patriot, war hero, true American and incredible Senator. John McCain lived a life full of courage with continued dedication to his country. My prayers are with the McCain family at this time.— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) August 26, 2018