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Pence: We remember the McCain of his country’s honor, and served the full
Vice President Pence delivers a Eulogy for sen. John McCain at the funeral ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Washington, DC, gathered to pay on Friday and with respect to “generational leader” of John McCain as the veteran senator’s arrived coffin, lying in state under the Capitol rotunda — with political leaders tribute to McCain’s service to the country both in the military and in Congress.
McCain, who died on Saturday at 81 after a battle with brain cancer, was honored by speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Vice President Mike Pence.
With members of McCain’s family present, Pence said the American, “marveled at the iron will of John McCain” and praised him for sticking “to his faith in America, the over six decades of service.”
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“On behalf of a grateful nation, we will always remember that John McCain served his country, and John McCain served his country with honor.’
To marvel at the “generations of Americans will continue to be, the man that lies before us, the smug, handsome naval aviator, barely scratched by the school, and then fought for the freedom in the sky; who is a witness to our highest values, through terrible torture; and he was a generations-leader in the Senate of the United States, where our nation’s airs of his great debates,” McConnell said.
Ryan said that “although the highest office eluded him, he achieved what was far more lasting, and the lasting affection of his fellow citizens and be an example for future generations”.
McCain lie in the Stand all day under the rotunda, where a public viewing will also be held.
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On Saturday, McCain’s coffin will be at the Washington National Cathedral for a funeral. The presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will speak. President Trump, who had publicly expected feuded with McCain.
Tributes have poured in from both sides of the aisle for the Republican senator and 2008 presidential candidate. On Thursday, the former Vice-President, Joe Biden, McCain remembered as a brother, and said the two were “a’s cockeyed optimists” in a funeral ceremony for McCain in a Church in Phoenix.
Biden, a Democrat, said that McCain’s “will inspire legacy continue for generations.”
“John McCain’ s impact on America is not yet said in passing,” Biden. “It is no exaggeration. It’s not over yet. I don’t think that it is also in the vicinity.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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