John McCainJohn Sidney McCainVietnam veteran gives Cindy McCain his war medallion Senate chaplain thanks God for "gift" of McCain Senate drapes McCain's desk in black cloth MORE (R-Ariz.) should not have been delayed.
Former Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak at McCain's memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington on Saturday.
Fitzgerald's tribute will come before that of former vice president Joe Biden. Jon Kyl, along with Kirk Adams, a former state lawmaker and speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, and former Rep. John Shadegg, first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 as part of the "Republican Revolution". Jon Kyl (who resigned in 2013), Barbara Barrett (a 1994 Arizona gubernatorial candidate) and Eileen Klein (Arizona's state treasurer). He arrives back in Washington on Friday to lie in state under the rotunda for public viewing and a formal ceremony.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who began his career in Congress within two years of McCain, also took the floor to commemorate the late senator. While most people understood the errors of the Iraq War, it took McCain 15 years to finally concede that it was a mistake.
The president, who, in comparison to the outpouring of tributes for McCain, has sent only a relatively barren tweet and statement since McCain's passing, was invoked more candidly by Sen.
President Donald Trump ordered the flag flying above the White House re-lowered to half-mast on Monday as a sign of respect for Sen. Shortly before Trump issued his written statement, the flag was lowered again to half-staff. "He's crawling the damn walls because they're running story after story on John McCain and he hates it because he's not the center of attention".
At the same time, the White House released a statement from the president in which Trump said that, despite differences on policy and politics, he respects McCain's service to the USA and ordered flags be flown at half-staff until his internment.
Graham concluded his remarks by saying that without McCain, he'll be on a lonely journey "for a while" and that he shouldn't be looked upon to replace his dear friend.
In the statement, McCain reflected on the privilege of serving his country and said he tried to do so honorably.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had issued a government-wide notification after McCain's death to lower flags at U.S. facilities but rescinded it on Monday, leaving the decision to staff at individual sites, according to an official. Trump, when he returned to Washington, altered his stance, but nearly daily assails the investigation into the election interference.
Few returning Republicans have displayed much appetite for taking on McCain's role as a legislator willing to openly challenge the scandal-plagued president. "But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake".
"Richard Russell was from the south and, I'm sure, not ideal like George Washington and everyone else in his day", said Senator Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama who, like Mr. Russell, was once a conservative Democrat. As he was peppered with questions about McCain's legacy, the usually talkative president made no response.
Outside the United States, world leaders lauded McCain's role and presence overseas. But the governor ought to pick someone who has devoted his or her life to politics.
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