Aug 26, 2018
Statement of AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on the Passing of Sen. John McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released a statement in reaction to the news of Sen. John McCain’s passing.

“The nation has lost a true public servant in Senator John McCain. He earned the title ‘American Hero’ many times over. His courageous vote last year to protect Americans’ health care is just one example of his principled approach to his public service, which spanned sixty years. He fought life’s challenges with distinction, honor and courage, from his time as a prisoner of war to his most recent battle with brain cancer. We have lost a great American, and all of us at AARP send our deepest sympathies to Cindy and his family.”


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