Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the death of U.S. Sen. John McCain

“Today, we lost one of our greatest statesmen. Sen. John McCain was an American hero. For sixty years he served this country with honor. His death is a great loss for our country. During his service, more than anything, John McCain always taught us to put country first. When I think back on his extraordinary career, I will remember him as a patriot who never stopped fighting for what he believed in. Donna and I join our prayers to those across the country who will mourn his loss and celebrate his life. Rest In Peace, Sen. McCain.”