MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Saturday evening news broke of the passing of U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) after a battle with a form of brain cancer known as Glioblastoma.
Friday it was reported that McCain chose to discontinue his treatment for the disease he'd battled for the last year.
Saturday night, Alabama lawmakers issued statements on the passing of McCain.
Alabama State House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter released the following statement:
Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama released the following statement:
McCain was familiar to the state of Alabama. He was present for the inauguration of Bob Riley in 2007 as governor. McCain also carried the state of Alabama when he ran in the 2008 presidential election.