Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on Senator John McCain (R-AZ):

“Great nations require great sacrifices by their leaders. Few have made a greater sacrifice for their country than Senator John McCain. McCain emerged bloody but unbowed from years of torture in North Vietnam. He has shown the same resiliency in his subsequent years of public service, and lately in his battle against cancer.

“In the past, I have had the privilege to work with Senator McCain on legislation to protect our nation’s aerospace industry and ensure we do not rely on foreign powers to travel to the stars. In this instance, as in every decision he made as a statesman, Senator McCain was guided by a belief that America is a force for good in the world so long as we stick firmly to our principles.

“I am praying for Senator McCain and his family. Let us use this moment to remember a man worthy of our respect and imitation.”