Moving Service For Sen. John McCain Held In Arizona

Moving Service For Sen. John McCain Held In Arizona

Moving Service For Sen. John McCain Held In Arizona

Sen. Jon Kyl also spoke out about the 81-year-old Republican, saying he dedicated his life to serving his country. Add John McCain as an interest to stay up to date on the latest John McCain news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Cindy McCain arrives for a memorial service for her husband Sen. The bad blood between the two persisted after McCain's death, with his family asking Trump not to attend the funeral and the White House fumbling the formal response to the death of a prominent senator. Ducey is also headed for a tough reelection battle in the fall, and is seeking a smooth replacement process.

The Senate, without need for a vote from the House or for President Donald Trump's support, can rename the office building.

"Given the political world as it is today, why go do this?" Their choice, U.S. Representative Martha McSally, is a staunch Trump supporter, as were her two rivals for the nomination.

McCain's staff says the campaign-style signs are replicas of his 2008 presidential campaign.

READ: Schedule of memorials and ceremonies honoring John McCain in Phoenix, D.C.

Mr Ducey said imagining Arizona without Mr McCain is like imagining the state without the Grand Canyon, two things it is known for.

The Capitol was then opened to the public in the afternoon, allowing visitors to walk past the closed casket after waiting in line outside in temperatures that reached 104 degrees (40 Celsius). Though many wondered if John McCain would be buried at Arlington, the Senator will be laid to rest on the grounds of his alma mater the Annapolis Naval Academy, next to his best friend from his Navy years, Charles "Chuck" Larsen.

When he passed away on Saturday, Meghan shared an emotional farewell statement to her father on Twitter, writing "All that I am is thanks to him".


By 8 a.m., several dozen veterans and active military members had taken spots on the sidewalk to watch it.

Ducey remarked on McCain's resilience and strong principles.

Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl said he has been with McCain all around the world and he had better instincts on when to assert US power than anyone else he knew.

He took office in Arizona in the early 1980s, first as a congressman and then as a senator in the seat once held by Sen. "He represented the last of that as far as I'm concerned". I am not going to give up on the idea of working with this president.

"When he saw challenges to its institutions or values, he fought to protect them", Kyl said.

Vice President Joe Biden, sitting and former US senators and other dignitaries from Arizona will be at the church to honor McCain.

"I grew up where a handshake was a contract and your word was your bond", Riordan said.

Thursday, his body will be taken to a Phoenix church, where former Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a eulogy during a memorial service.

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