Alabama officials, politicos respond to death of Sen. John McCain

Alabama officials, politicos respond to death of Sen. John McCain

Following the news of Sen. John McCain’s death Saturday, reactions poured in from Alabama officials and politicos who admired the Arizona Republican.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer

House Speaker Mac McCutcheon

“As Speaker of the Alabama House, I would like to express the body’s deepest and most heartfelt condolences upon the passing of a great patriot, U.S. Senator John McCain.

“John McCain devoted a lifetime of service to his country as a naval aviator and prisoner of war and, later, as a member of the U.S. House and Senate.

“Just as when he turned down the early release offered to him by his North Vietnamese captors, Sen. McCain turned his back on the easy route of quiet military retirement and thrust himself into the combative and turbulent public arena because he felt his country’s call…

“Our thoughts and prayers of contentment go out to the McCain family during this time of loss.”

Secretary of State John Merrill

ALGOP Chairman Terry Lathan

Sen. Cam Ward

Apple CEO Tim Cook