WASHINGTON DC – Illinois' U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger penned a defense of the late Senator John McCain Friday on Fox News.com, saying McCain was a mentor and hero to him. For the past three days, President Trump has publicly criticized Senator McCain and his family for disagreements the two held while McCain was still alive.
Senator McCain most famously defied the President's efforts to overturn Obamacare when he appeared on the U.S. Senate floor before his death and with a thumbs-down motion defeated the measure.
John and I shared a similar world view and valued the freedoms that America provided us and millions of others. We agreed that America has a unique and important role in the world for human dignity and peace; to stand as a beacon of hope for others around the world.
The life of the Maverick McCain will be seen as a testament to the strength of the American character, and people around the world will forever see him as a symbol of courage, hope, and perseverance.
I still miss my friend, my mentor, and my hero, John McCain. I hope that we take the time to remember the importance of civil discourse, passion in one’s beliefs, and the value of American leadership. God knows America, and the world, need it now more than ever
The rest of the op-ed is HERE.
Rep. Kinzinger is serving his fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.