Congressman David Rouzer released the statement below on the passing of Senator John McCain:

“I was saddened when we all first learned that Senator John McCain was diagnosed with a very lethal form of brain cancer, knowing that his passing would likely come soon.  Our time on this Earth is short and each of us have a calling for the time here that we are granted.  His was to public service and this country — and what a very dedicated public servant he was.  I have always admired his tenacity and commitment to do what he felt was right, and as a nation we all mourn the loss of his life and service.  My thoughts and prayers are with Cindy, his wife, his family, loved ones and the countless others who had the honor of knowing and working with him.”