McCain’s funeral, he still made his presence known with a tweet, which simply said: “Make America great again!” He sent Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, Defense Secretary James Mattis and others to the service to represent the administration.
In the photo, Cindy McCain was standing with her hand on her heart next to Bridget, Sidney and Meghan McCain.
Larson, McCain’s beloved friend from their Class of 1958, had reserved four plots at the storied cemetery – two for McCain and himself, and two for their wives, now widows. The public may be exhausted of this war called the war on terrorism, but John McCain never was. John McCain and former President Barack Obama’s legacy has been intertwined.
There was no need for Meghan, Obama or Bush to use Trump’s name in their salutes.
“But he also made me better”, Bush said. “He could not abide bigots and swaggering despots”. But she, a populist firebrand with similarities to Trump, was not invited to any of the services. John called on us to be bigger than that.
In a fitting testimonial, the skies erupted in a downpour as McCain’s flag-draped casket was carried up the marble steps of the Capitol by members of the US armed forces Inside, tears welled up among mourners as it was placed on the simple pine catafalque hastily constructed in 1865 to hold the body of Abraham Lincoln.
Debbie Rasmussen of Arnold, Md., sits in her auto as she watches for any activity with the funeral and burial for Sen.
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Despite his affiliation with the Episcopal Church, McCain, attended the Southern Baptist-affiliated North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix for at least 17 years.
You may recall that in 2002, Durkin challenged Durbin for his Senate seat.
Obama, who revealed that McCain would come to talk to him privately in the Oval Office – a fact neither man advertised – put it this way: “We never doubted the other man’s sincerity or the other man’s patriotism”.
They are believers in the need to make government work.
When McCain spoke of “virtues like service and duty” they did “not ring hollow”.
Durbin and Durkin dined together Friday night at Filomena Ristorante in Georgetown.
“John loved the Senate”, Graham said.
“He was a great man, he was a great warrior, he was a great American”, she said. He endured more than five years of torture and imprisonment as a POW in Vietnam. It’s what Senator McCain would have wanted.
“. He preached against this divisiveness that is increased year after year with the parties. I trusted John with my life… and I think he would trust me with his”.
McCain had long urged the Senate and the polarized nation to recognize the humanity even in bitter political opponents.
Mr McCain had been routinely criticised over his military record by the United States president, who spent some time ahead of the service tweeting out a series of long-standing grievances about the news media, Canada and the Justice Department. “He had a volcanic temper and this embracing friendship”.
McCain was a leading voice for revamping the country’s immigration, campaign finance and environmental laws.
“I never traveled with a colleague who was better to our enlisted or harder on our generals”, said Pence, whose son is a Marine. The election contest between Democrats and Republicans was just an “intramural scrimmage”, Obama said after meeting with Trump in the White House.