What We Know About John McCain's Funeral Services


Because of McCain's enormous impact on the political landscape, especially in his adopted home state of Arizona, there were countless tributes to the man following news of his death over the weekend. "When someone votes based on American values and not just with their party, it's hard not to admire him", said Gail Covington McBride, a Bisbee resident. The senator spent New Year's Eve with the soldiers, telling them, "Your struggle is our struggle". Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told the AP. "And he was a Republican, but I supported him". "[But] I was really proud of him that he stood up, especially in the health care vote".

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"He was really somebody who really was a public servant", she added. The Arizona Republican's vocal criticism of the Trump administration's more isolationist foreign policy approach echoed numerous concerns raised in capitals around the world.

The Vietnam veteran survived more than five years as a prisoner of war, ran for President twice, won the Republican nomination in 2008 and became known for his frankness, humor and stubbornness in the Capitol Building.

Others who have lain in state include former Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower and Herbert Hoover.

While he prized unity and conservatism, he will be remembered for opposing a narrow repeal of the Affordable Care Act in 2017 with a dramatic thumbs-down that shocked the chamber and reset the fate of Obamacare - a decision that seemed nearly unimaginable at a time when Republicans had spent nearly a decade campaigning to undo the law. Vice President Mike Pence is likely to attend, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private discussions. "I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning", said daughter Meghan McCain in a statement, via Fox News. "I found him to be an incredibly gracious and grateful person for this country".

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Hume immediately took issue with the tweet, noting that Trump did nothing to praise the various accomplishments and sacrifices John McCain had made while serving the United States in various capacities for the last 61 years.

"I have greatly benefited from my conversations with John over some two decades", said Mr Teo in his letter.

In Europe, some condolences also hinted at McCain's role as a vocal critic of the current administration.

FILE PHOTO: John McCain speaks at a 2008 campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio.

Back in Brisbee, that was a popular sentiment Saturday night.