And Senator Susan Collins, who many have looked to to resist the president’s most extreme tendencies, appeared to be uncomfortable taking that torch.
When the Saturday service ends, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be among the pallbearers, as he has publicly stated he will spend $80 million this year trying to flip the House to Democratic control.
Trump also insisted that he properly honored McCain after the longtime senator and Vietnam War veteran died following a long battle with brain cancer. He said to John’s family, including wife Cindy McCain and his seven children, “There’s nothing anyone can say or do to ease the pain right now, but I pray that this gives you comfort: that you shared John with us your whole life, the world now aches for John’s death”. “It wasn’t very complicated at the time”.
At age 95, Dole said his memory isn’t as good as it used to be.
Fitzgerald talked about getting to know McCain, who would visit Cardinals practices and sometimes text Fitzgerald on game days to urge him on. “I want to be relevant”, he said.
“There are a number of proposals coming forward about ways to honor John McCain”.
“And this highlights the very rare and very special qualities of Senator McCain that I came to deeply admire”. (9News) McCain was a prisoner of war.
Fitzgerald said McCain celebrated differences and championed humanity. In contrast, 40 years ago, there were only five living presidential nominees, Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, plus landslide losers George McGovern and Barry Goldwater.
As the Senate Armed Services Committee’s chairman, he also became a leading voice on defense.
McCain sought the Republican nomination for president in 2000 and won the nomination in 2008.
Despite this, the Senator and the National Football League wide receiver had enjoyed a close relationship for more than a decade, and became even closer in McCain’s last few years.
McCain, a harsh critic of Trump, died of brain cancer Saturday after more than 30 years as a US lawmaker.
“I respect his service to the country”. I work in the Natural Resources building and I can see over to the Capitol and next door to the Water Resources building and the Energy Commission.
Moran said when he arrived at the Senate in 2011, he was intimidated by McCain and his “vitriolic” nature.
Biden’s poignant words came a day after more than 15,000 people, many waiting in 100-degree (38 degrees Celsius) summer heat, paid tribute to McCain at the Arizona state capitol.
“The bottom line is, I think John believed in us”, said Biden, who occasionally wiped away tears as he recounted a friendship that marked a bygone-era of bipartisan cooperation in Washington.
On Wednesday, a private service was held in Phoenix, Arizona, for family and friends.
After the Phoenix service, McCain’s body was flown to Washington, where he will lie in state Friday in the Capitol Rotunda after another ceremony remembering his life and government service.