Press Release

NAACP President Derrick Johnson on the Passing of Senator John McCain

August 26, 2018
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson issued the following statement on the passing of Sen. John McCain:
“Today we not only lost a war hero and savvy politician but a man that always put true American values before himself. He was often open to dialogue and conversation about some of this country’s most controversial issues, and he will forever be remembered for his fighting spirit.

We send our condolences to the McCain family and the constituents he proudly served in Arizona for 33 years.”


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