Kentucky politicians react to John McCain's death

Updated: Aug. 26, 2018 at 12:49 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Condolences have been pouring in for late Senator John McCain, after the war hero and former prisoner of war lost his battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer Saturday night.

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee was diagnosed in July 2017 with glioblastoma after he'd undergone surgery for a blood clot. That's the same form of cancer that took the life of former senator Ted Kennedy.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell posted his condolences to Twitter soon after McCain's death was announced:

McConnell was in attendance at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Lexington on Saturday night, along with a number of other Kentucky Republicans and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Patrons at the event reported that McCain's death was announced.

Senator Rand Paul also tweeted his condolences from his family to the McCain family:

Former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, and current U.S. President Donald Trump also took to Twitter with condolences and well wishes for the McCain family.

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