WASHINGTON -- Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain:
“Tonight, we mourn John McCain, a man who embodied what it means to be an American patriot. From his service in the Navy to his years in Congress, John always fought for our country with honor and distinction. As a colleague, I deeply appreciated his willingness to look for common ground -- and the determination and humor always sparkling in John’s eyes.
“Through his campaigns, New Hampshire had a special chance to get to know John. He was respected across the political spectrum, and we were proud to consider him an honorary Granite Stater. Fair winds and following seas to a true American hero.”