"John McCain was a war hero, dedicated patriot and true fighter until the very end," said Governor Raimondo. "He wore our nation's uniform with honor as a Navy pilot and represented Arizona in Congress for nearly four decades. His death is a loss for our nation, but especially for his loved ones. Andy and I are keeping the entire McCain family in our thoughts and prayers."
Raimondo also asks Rhode Islanders to lower their flags to half-staff during this time as a mark of respect.