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August 26, 2018

Updated: US politicians mourn McCain’s passing describing him as 'a Hero & Patriot' who represented America's best ideals

Despite being ‘disinvited’ by McCain from his funeral, Donald Trump has joined a long list of US politicians who have expressed their sincerest condolences to the McCain family after the Republican senator passed away.

“Our hearts and prayers are with you!” Trump tweeted after McCain's family announced the senator's death.

READ MORE: Senator John Mccain dies of brain cancer aged 81

Recalling John McCain's six-decade service to the nation, many US politicians called the Republican a true “patriot” and a “war hero.” Others noted the 81-year-olds "dignity" and "values" that were cherished by all Americans.

President Donald Trump Tweeted:

"My deepest sympathoes and respect go oit to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!"

While Rep. Bruce Poliquin says:

"We have lost a man who steadfastly represented the best ideals of our country," Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a statement.

While Rep. Bruce Poliquin says:

"Tonight is a bad night for all Americans.. John McCain was a patriot and war hero. He fought for our Nation, on the battlefield and in the Congress, and America will forever be grateful for his courage and sacrifice. My prayers are with the McCain family this evening"

See Rep. Steve Knigjt Tweet below:

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