Governor Ducey Statement On John McCain

News Release

August 25, 2020

PHOENIX⁠ — Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement on the two-year anniversary of the passing of Senator John McCain.

“Two years ago, Arizona and the world said goodbye to a beloved statesman and American hero — Senator John McCain. John McCain was a champion for our time, a veteran and true public servant, whose legacy stands alongside that of other Arizona giants like Goldwater and Hayden.

“Today, we remember not just our senator, but what his life meant to our state. His passing was felt by thousands of Arizonans. They lined up at the State Capitol and along Phoenix streets, braving the sun and the heat, to say one last ‘thank you’ and pay their final respects. 

“I said then that imagining Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon. Though he is greatly missed, John’s spirit lives on in the values he embodied — character, civility, bipartisanship and an unwavering belief in the best of America. 

“Arizona will always honor John McCain. To Cindy and the entire McCain family, Arizona’s thoughts and prayers are with you today.”