George W. Bush: John McCain ‘Was a Man of Deep Conviction and a Patriot of the Highest Order'

John McCain died Saturday at age 81; he was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017

When John McCain, the longtime United States senator from Arizona died Saturday, lawmakers from Texas were quick to praise him for his years of service to the country, both in the military and in the Senate.

Former President George W. Bush said in a statement, "John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order."

While U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called McCain "a patriot, and an extraordinary American war hero."

Find reaction from more Texas lawmakers below.

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