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Joe Biden: John McCain believed that the soul of America
The former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a Eulogy for his longtime friend Senator John McCain at his memorial service in Phoenix, Arizona.
The former Vice-President Joe Biden on Thursday remembered the late Sen. John McCain as a brother, to say that the two of them “were’s cockeyed optimists.”
Biden, attending a funeral for McCain in a Church in Phoenix, delivered a tearful speech, praised the longtime Republican representative from Arizona for his fairness, honesty and respect.
“John believed in the American people,” Biden said. “Not only the preambles. He believed in the American people.”
Biden, Vice President under Barack Obama, said he believed that McCain had been beaten to death, the people so hard, because of his deep faith in the soul of America.
Biden said that McCain, in his last statement before dying last Saturday, “us pretty clear instructions.”
“Believe always in the promise and power in America, because nothing is inevitable here,” Biden said, quoting McCain. “He wanted America to be remembered and understand.”
Biden 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.”
Biden, who said served with McCain in the Senate, the two got to know each other while traveling abroad. On these trips, they would talk about family, politics, and international relations.
“John will take its rightful place in a long line of exceptional leaders in the history of this nation, said in their own way, Stand for freedom,” Biden. “I know that John said that he hope to play a small role in this story.
“John, you have much more than that, my friend.”
McCain, who survived five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, served three decades in Congress and was the Republican party’s presidential candidate in 2008, died on Saturday at the age of 81 years.
In his final hours, McCain further medical treatment refused.
McCain learned, he had an aggressive form of brain tumors in July 2017. Doctors discovered the tumor during a medical procedure to remove a blood clot from his left eye. He remained optimistic, after the diagnosis, flying back to Washington days after surgery with a large scar visible on his left eye to participate in the Senate for the health care debate.
McCain suffered from the same type of cancer, which had claimed that a friend of Ted Kennedy and Beau Biden, the former Vice-President of the son.
McCain had attacked a complicated relationship with President Trump, the infamous him during the GOP primaries in the run-up to the election in 2016. McCain, according to The ” New York Times, the White house, he didn’t want Trump to his funeral, and would prefer that Vice-President Mike Pence, the.
Trump this desire met.
Biden, though, said the policy was the most important thing to McCain, but the underlying values.
Biden said that the late senator “could not bear the abuse of power wherever he saw it, in whatever form, in whatever country.”
Biden said that McCain fought for the courtesy between politicians on both sides of the aisle, even in times of disagreement.
“According to Shakespeare,” Biden concluded. “we may not.”
McCain, the body returned to the Washington, DC area for the last time on Thursday evening, as the Air Force Two landed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Minister of defense of Jim Mattis, and various members of the Congress, welcomed McCain’s wife Cindy, and their children.
McCain lie in state under the US Capitol Rotunda Friday, as a ceremony and public visitation be held. A formal funeral service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, and McCain will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Sunday.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas, Samuel Chamberlain, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.