Barrasso says 'stubbornly courageous' McCain leaves lessons on Capitol Hill

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) says the world has lost a "man of heroic patriotism, stubborn courage, and a great leader."

The Wyoming senator says whenever he traveled overseas with the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the eyes of troops would light up and foreign leaders would plead for his advice. Barrasso traveled with McCain to see where McCain was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Barrasso says after five and a half years as a prisoner, there was no way that the politician John McCain would be influenced by lobbyists, outside interests, or anyone besides his constituents.

“He has set an example for all of us to continue to follow which is, study the issues, know your mind, know your constituents, and then decide what’s right for you, what’s wrong, vote accordingly, and speak out,” said Barrasso.

Senator McCain will lie in state here inside the Capitol Friday. There will be a private burial service in Annapolis, Maryland on Sunday.