FORT WORTH, TX – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) issued the following statement on the passing of Sen. John McCain:

“John McCain was one of the toughest men I knew. With his passing, we have lost a true hero and a patriot. I had the privilege to serve with Senator McCain on the International Republican Institute (IRI) board of directors and witnessed firsthand his dedication to freedom at home and abroad. I was particularly grateful to his commitment to advance the cause of women’s rights. I send my heartfelt sympathies and prayers to Cindy and the entire McCain family at this difficult time.”