Tonight, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement in response to the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain.
"John McCain was an American hero who embodied our nation's most cherished values: service and sacrifice. He was a leader to senators from both parties, a touchstone on foreign and domestic issues. Just as importantly, he made no secret of his love for his wife, Cindy, and his family. Connie and I are thinking of them now. May their memories of this great man sustain them."
Earlier this month, following the passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, Brown delivered a speech on the Senate floor honoring the legacy of Senator McCain.
Full text of Brown's speech can be found HERE.