Two former presidents are expected to speak at US Senator John McCain’s service and he will lie in state in both Washington and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the US Naval Academy, according to plans taking shape on Sunday.
He was fierce, he was loyal, he could work across the other side of the aisle, but he could be the very best person in a battle.”McCain died at the age of 81, after battling glioblastoma, an aggressiveform of brain cancer that affects almost 700,000 Americans”.
Outpourings of emotion online in the wake of McCain’s death came nearly immediately, with former President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and others offering the condolences.
John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and other staffers reportedly advocated for such a statement, but were over-ruled by the President.
Sanders declined to comment Sunday afternoon.
“We have few true American heroes in politics today”, Moulton said, “and we just lost one of the best”.
At the time of his death, Senator McCain had served the United States of America for six decades.
Ward acknowledged that she and McCain, whom she had challenged in the 2016 Republican primary, “held different political views on many, many things – on domestic policy, foreign policy, and of course, on President Trump”.
Speakers at events in Washington honoring McCain will include former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Davis said.
Senator McCain also expressed his deep gratitude and love of country. He has also complained to allies about McCain’s role in handing over a copy of a disputed dossier detailing allegations against him to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the 2016 election.
Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said that “the world will never be the same” without McCain’s voice.
“He devoted his entire life to his country”.
“John McCain symbolizes Arizona, America”. As The Inquisitr has reported, Trump not only refused to apologize for the remark but later told a reporter that McCain’s experience as a prisoner of war was “irrelevant”.
McCain was a frequent critic of Trump on everything from his leadership style to his Russian Federation policy.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who has called McCain a longtime friend in the Capitol, said in a statement Saturday he was reflecting on the last time he and his wife Marcelle saw the senator.
Trump has been extremely critical of McCain for years – claiming he should not be hailed as a hero because he was captured in battle during the Vietnam war. Over the weekend, some candidates and political organizations led get-out-the-vote efforts.
“It certainly doesn’t bother me or the people I know close to John”, Weaver said.