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Sen. Lindsey Graham, opens up on the death of a friend McCain, promises to be ‘the send-off he deserves’

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Lindsey Graham opens up about his late friend, John McCain

On ‘Hannity,’ Republican lawmaker from South Carolina says that he wants to give John McCain the send-off he deserves.

A visibly shaken Sen. Lindsey Graham remembered the late Sen. John McCain, in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Monday evening. The South Carolina Republican acknowledged that he shed many tears over McCain’s death, but vowed to his long-time friend and colleague, “he deserves a send-off,” if he takes the Senate on Tuesday.

“I’ve cried a lot, and I’ll try to get over it,” Graham told Hannity. “Now, I’ll talk to you tomorrow in the Senate. [McCain’s] Desk to the right of me, and I hope that I will crack.”

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McCain, Graham ‘ s “dearest friends and mentor,” died at the age of 81 on Saturday, and will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. A funeral service will be held in the National Cathedral in Washington the following day — before McCain laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sunday.

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Graham, agree with Hannity that McCain was a “hero”, she repeated, as a patriot, was the late senator, and how much he loved his country.

“If I have to choose a person to explain the all over the country American, a stranger, it would be John,” Graham said. “I mean, he had a romantic view of the nation; it has never died. He loved America … [he was] willing to die for it.”

As Hannity is not mentioned, after his death, several persons — McCain — changed necessarily like to have your opinion about the senator, and later praise him for his commitment to America.

“I’m better known for him.”

– Lindsey Graham

Graham said McCain would appreciate the kind words, the jokes with Hannity: “you know, what would say to John? “I’ll take it where I can get it.'”

“The fact that people say good things about [McCain] well, I guess, but the family appreciates it,” Graham said, adding that McCain is survived by his wife, Cindy, seven children and several grandchildren.

FAREWELL STATEMENT BY JOHN MCCAIN

Graham stresses the great role that McCain has played in his life.

“I’m better off with him,” he said. “He loved his country, and we talk a lot about what he did and how it a little bit of John Mccain is in all of us. When we bring out the, the country would be in a good Position.”

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After McCain lost tweeted on Saturday, Graham, “American freedom and one of its greatest masters,” he said, he would need time to process the death of his friend.

McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017. Doctors discovered a tumor during a medical procedure to remove a blood clot on his left eye. He remained optimistic, after the diagnosis, flying back to Washington to take days after surgery with a large scar visible above his right eye the health care debate in the Senate.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. You can follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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