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Minnie Murray
August 28, 2018

"John McCain's sacrifice and the sacrifices made by all our POWs and MIAs must never be forgotten".

McCain's family announced in a statement the day before he passed away that the Arizona senator would discontinue medical treatment for his cancer. McCain's motorcade will arrive at the Capitol at around 9:50 a.m., and the doors will open for the public to pay the respects ar around 2:00 p.m.

The White House lowered the flag to half-staff in honor of McCain. He graduates from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, and becomes a fighter pilot.

Flake also said he respected McCain's decision to vote against a full Obamacare repeal last July, giving a dramatic thumbs down in the early morning hours and earning the ire of the current president.

The party of Donald Trump began nearly 10 years ago to the day, when John McCain tapped Sarah Palin to join his ticket.

US Senator John McCain, a war hero and towering figure in US politics known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided nation, died on Saturday following a battle with brain cancer. In part because of this, the tributes in response to his death have come from across the political landscape.


Trump and McCain were at odds until the end. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order.

Huckabee said Saturday that after McCain beat him for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, he was happy to endorse him and campaign "vigorously" with him. John McCain who was held as prisoner of war in Vietnam and later was instrumental in bringing the wartime foes together. He also asked former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to eulogize him.

(Eastern Time), and will include remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Vice President Mike Pence. French President Emmanuel Macron called McCain "a true American hero". "He devoted his entire life to his country". McCain will be laid to rest next to his Naval Academy classmate and friend, Adm.

Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said McCain's support for the Jewish state "never wavered". The Georgia Democrat, a segregationist, served in the Senate for 38 years.

"I don't think inherently he necessarily was really connected, so he did rely on people telling him - in polls - telling him and ... he went from there".

Schumer's counterpart in the House, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on ABC's "This Week" that McCain was a "source of great strength to our country".

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