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Sen. John McCain funeral service will be held in the Washington National Cathedral
Meghan McCain has a number of swipes at President Trump on Saturday in a Eulogy for her father, John McCain-who sparred with Trump on a number of occasions before his death last week from brain tumors.
‘The America of John McCain has no need to, great again, because America was always great,” she said, in what appeared to be a reference to Trump’s presidential campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.”
She also said that her father represented death, the passing of the “American size. The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from people who will never come close to the sacrifice that he gave, so willingly, yet the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege, while he suffered and served.”
McCain was in memory of a funeral in the Washington National Cathedral, where the former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush Trump, a week after Arizona Republican, died at the age of 81, after a battle with brain cancer.
The memorial service will especially not President Trump, who had feuded with McCain, especially during the presidential campaign In the year 2015, after McCain had said, Trump platform had “fired the crazy, the” Trump McCain’s had mocked captivity in the Vietnam war, saying: “I don’t like people that were captured.” Trump has also kill fumed about McCain voting in the last year, a bill to reform ObamaCare.
A six-term senator and Vietnam veteran who was held as a prisoner of war for more than five years, McCain has urged bipartisanship on the hill. He ran against Bush for the Republican presidential nomination in the year 2000. He won the nomination in 2008, but was defeated in the presidential election of Obama.
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Former presidents will be among those paying tribute to John McCain.
Both Bush and Obama will speak on Saturday, along with former Secretary of state Henry Kissinger, the former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. McCain is pallbearers include actor Warren Beatty, and Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza, as well as the former Vice-President, Joe Biden, and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
On Saturday morning, his coffin travelled in the Cathedral, after stopping at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where McCain’s wife, Cindy laid a wreath. Minister of defense James Mattis, and White house chief of staff John Kelly.
On Friday, colleagues, family and friends of his achievements in the military-and the Congress recognized, as he lay in state beneath the Capitol rotunda.
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With members of McCain’s family in attendance, Vice-President Mike Pence, the Americans, “the amazed said about the iron will of John McCain” and praised him for sticking “to his faith in America, the over six decades of service.”
“Generations of Americans continued to admire, the man who lies before us, the smug, handsome naval aviator who barely scraped through 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,” Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said.
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.”
McCain on Sunday, will be buried at his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy, alongside his best friend from the class of 1958, allowed Chuck Larson.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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