Donald Trump pays tribute to John McCain and lowers White House flag

28 August, 2018, 18:45 | Author: Donnie King
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John McCain appears to be gaining bipartisan support, but success is far from assured.

While much of the US remembered Senator John McCain's record as a war hero, longtime senator and presidential nominee over the weekend, US President Donald Trump had nursed his grievances.

In his closing statement, McCain acknowledged he was not without his flaws but said he tried to serve the country "honorably". During his sixty years of service to our country, Sen. Russell, a Democrat from Georgia who served in Congress for 40 years, was a staunch segregationist.

Former Senator Jon Kyl, who has been discussed as a possible successor to McCain, will speak and outgoing Arizona senator Jeff Flake will give a benediction.

"There really is no room in the McCain family today to focus on anything but him".

McCain's funeral will be held at North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday (Aug. 30).

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Ms Sanders declined to comment on Sunday afternoon. "I had such higher hopes for the next generation of leadership in my home state", Meghan McCain wrote.

Hoang Thi Hang, a Hanoi resident who also signed the condolence book, said he had great respect for McCain's compassion.

Two men who defeated him for the presidency - George W. Bush in the 2000 GOP presidential primary and Barack Obama in the 2008 general election - are speaking at his funeral.

"I think he had a different plan in mind in those days, and I think he was looking forward to retiring after this last term in office and enjoying that back porch in Sedona", Davis said. "It would be an important and fitting tribute to one of the finest senators we've ever seen".

"The damage inflicted by President Trump's naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate", McCain said at the time.

"Russell is somebody that's obviously a huge figure, but it is an era that's gone by. To our shame, he lived long enough to have to take to the Senate floor to inveigh against the rank tribalism that we have fallen into lately", Flake said.

Flake, who, as McCain was, is often critical of the president, also paid tribute to his mentor and colleague. Corker asked, before answering his own question.

Former Senator Norm Coleman, the head of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), said, "Senator McCain was a patriot and a fighter". An ardent defender of the defense budget, Russell also was author of the School Lunch Act, which provides free and low-priced meals in public schools.

"McSally's inability to even mention my father's name when discussing the bill named in his honor is disgraceful (just as it was with Trump)".

Alabama GOP Sen. Richard Shelby said he hadn't made up his mind.

'The last thing he said to me was, 'I love you, I have not been cheated, ' Graham said as a tear rolled down his cheek. Our hearts and prayers are with you!' He fought for his country in war and in peace with a dedication that was awe-inspiring.


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