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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Norton Statement on the Passing of Senator John McCain

Aug 26, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

“John McCain’s courageous struggle against cancer exemplified a lifetime spent as a fighter.  Senator McCain was well known for a set of core conservative beliefs that were at odds with those of many of us in Congress, yet at the same time he was unafraid to rise above partisanship.  His decisive vote against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act will always be remembered as a seminal demonstration of courage in the face of public pressure too seldom seen in our times.  The District of Columbia still struggles for representation in the Senate, but appreciated Senator McCain’s service there, where our city particularly benefits from bipartisanship.  We in the District of Columbia send our sincere condolences to Cindy and the entire McCain family.”