Kentucky senators react to passing of Sen. John McCain

Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators are reacting to the death of longtime senator, former presidential candidate and war hero John McCain.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement saying, “Today is a deeply sad day for the Senate and for our nation. Elaine and I join all Americans in mourning the passing of our dear friend and colleague Senator John McCain.”

He continues that, “John was a constant advocate for his fellow veterans and those currently serving in uniform.”

Senator Rand Paul tweeted, “Kelley and I send our prayers and condolences to the family of Senator John McCain, a man of great courage and conviction.”