Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the passing of Charles Krauthammer:
“Cindy and I are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Charles Krauthammer, and our prayers are with his entire family at this difficult time.
“Charles will be remembered as one of the greatest public intellects of his generation. A true renaissance man, there was no topic too complex for Charles to probe; no party or politician too powerful to challenge. It was Charles’ integrity in his prose and thoughtfulness in his commentary that attracted countless loyal readers and viewers, myself included.
“I had the honor of knowing Charles for many years, and like many, appreciated his kindness, generosity and civility. To be sure, Charles held strong convictions, but he never shared them in a way that demeaned or belittled. His only motive was to make you think a little bigger. At a time when the American people are increasingly divided, Charles stands as an example of how to live with civility and a passion for the truth.
“The world will be a little less wise without Charles’ counsel, but I’m confident his words will continue to inspire all of us to live bravely and think boldly.”