Hatch pays tribute to Senator McCain on Senate floor


WASHINGTON (News4Utah) Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) paid tribute to his late friend and colleague Senator John McCain Tuesday.

Hatch honored McCain with a speech on the Senate floor. McCain died at 81 years old Saturday after a battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Hatch said that he considers himself lucky to have known him and to call it him a friend. He also thanked McCain for his service and sacrifice.

“We will remember John for many things: for his courage as a sailor, for his dedication as a Senator, and for his principle as a statesman. We will also remember how he embodied the best in us. John McCain was a man for all seasons-a voice of temperance in intemperate times, and a model of civility and reason. The tragedy of his passing is that we need men like John McCain now more than ever before,” said Hatch.

Watch the video for Hatch’s full remarks:

Hatch said he’s in favor of renaming a Senate office building after McCain. Senator Mike Lee also supports the name change.

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