Sen. John McCain remembered Ambassador Chris Stevens on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon.
McCain recalled spending time with Stevens in Benghazi and Tripoli during separate trips to Libya earlier this year. McCain said it was clear Stevens loved Libya and that "his passion for his mission was infectious."
McCain argued that those who attacked Americans in Benghazi belong to a fanatical minority, and argued that if America turns its back on Libyans in the wake of the attacks, the fanatics will get what they want.
Sens. Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham echoed McCain's remarks.
"America's lost one of her greatest diplomats, Libya's lost one of her best friends," Graham said. "The worst possible outcome is take the death of this wonderful, noble man" and use it as a reason to turn Libya over "to the thugs who killed him."