September 22, 2018

Graham Celebrates McCain's Life In Emotional Senate Floor Speech

29 August 2018, 04:49 | Rodolfo Wallace

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

John McCain takes parting shot at Donald Trump in final letter to America

Trump had, prior to Monday's statement, only offered a tweet offering sympathies to McCain's family following his death on Saturday from brain cancer. He also said he'd agreed to the McCain family's request for military transportation of the senator's remains from Arizona to Washington.

The White House flag had a more tumultuous start to the week than typical, having been lowered to half-staff on Saturday in the wake of Sen.

Following Mr McCain's death, admirers have recalled with fondness his insistence on fair and civil discourse - in contrast with the frequent incivility of Mr Trump and his habit of coining unflattering descriptions of political foes. "I believe there is a little John McCain in all of us, and the little John McCain practiced by a lot of people can make this a really great nation". That prompted many Americans to lower flags to half-staff, a traditional gesture of honor.

Throughout Trump's presidency, McCain did not hesitate to speak candidly about policy differences with Trump, including the president's friendly posture toward Russian President Vladimir Putin. The days after someone's passing are not the right time to vent or settle scores. "Let's focus on the man and what he did, and his life - but the media seems to have this fascination to try to use the death of John McCain to further betlittle and beat up Donald Trump".

Earlier this month, when he signed a multi-billion dollar defence bill named after McCain, Mr Trump did not say his name. "As the son and grandson of four-star admirals, I have always been accustomed to living in the large shadows cast by great men".

McCain filled so many spaces in the GOP's intellectual firmament that, as Graham and other colleagues said, no single Republican is poised to fill that role.

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A discussion between former Democratic South Carolina representative Bakari Sellers, CNN host Chris Cuomo, and former Republican Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, went off the rails as they examined Trump's action and inaction in the first 48 hours after McCain's death.

McCain will lie in state at the Arizona State Capitol and at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. before his burial on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy.

In the statement, McCain reflected on the privilege of serving his country and said he tried to do so honorably. McCain said that upon capture he was beaten by an angry mob and bayoneted in the groin.

The renaming proposal would not need approval from the House or from US President Donald Trump, a longtime McCain nemesis.

"The Senate is eager to work on concrete ways to keep this momentum going and provide a lasting tribute to this American hero, long after this week's observances are complete", the Kentucky Republican said on the floor. The public is also encouraged to line the route of the motorcade that will take McCain to a Baptist church in Phoenix for a memorial service, where McCain's children and former Vice President Joe Biden will pay tribute.

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