Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) released the following statement today on the passing of United States Senator John McCain (R-Arizona):
"America has lost a patriot and public servant in Senator McCain. He served our country with honor on the battlefields of Vietnam and in the arena of politics. His proven commitment of putting country first will continue to inspire me and many other Americans across the political spectrum. I send my condolences to his wife Cindy and their family as they prepare to lay him to rest."