Murkowski honors legacy of John McCain

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, paid tribute to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, on Sept. 5, calling him a beloved colleague, a patriot and a true American hero.

“He had an iron will most certainly, unquestionable integrity, and courage that was absolutely unwavering,” Murkowski said, In a speech on the Senate floor.

McCain died on Aug. 25, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

“I do hope that history will remember John as an institutionalist in the highest tradition of the Senate. He was committed to thoughtful debate and regular order,” she said.

“And he fought for our institution because he never lost sight of the fact that the legislative branch is a co-equal branch of government, not subordinate to the White House,” she said.

“So, on behalf of the people of the 49th state, the great state of Alaska, I thank you John McCain…

“We will take it from here, inspired by your service John McCain, by your intellect, by your integrity, and by your determination to do right.”