After church service, McCain to depart Arizona for last time

After church service, McCain to depart Arizona for last time

While minutes before the sun had shone over the dome, as McCain, carried by an honor guard, ascended the steps, the clouds opened and rain poured down. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) McCain's casket lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday. The pair were Senate colleagues for two decades.

Soon after entering politics in 1982, McCain was elected to the US House of Representatives, where he served two terms before setting his sights on the US Senate, which he joined in 1987 and to which he won easy re-election five times (most recently in 2016).

"He is an American hero and so an American flag is fitting", Max Fose said as he walked Central Avenue with flags tucked under his arms.

"Thank you for the privilege of serving you and for the rewarding life that service in uniform and in public office has allowed me to lead".

"He's done so much for us, " said Costalez, who stood watch earlier this week while McCain's body was at a funeral home.

"I trusted John with my life", Biden said.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who is black, talked about his unlikely connection with McCain, a big fan of the state's sports teams. Vice-President Mike Pence and congressional leaders of both parties will lay wreaths.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, McCain said Trump was "firing up the crazies"; Trump hit back, saying he likes people who weren't captured; and then McCain thwarted the Republicans' health care repeal effort.

"This great friendship transcended any great political differences we had", he continued. "We will forever remember that John McCain served his country and John McCain served his country honorably".

But Fitzgerald said that while he and McCain were from very different worlds, they developed a meaningful friendship.

The Associated Press reports that McCain's 106-year-old mother Roberta will attend the funeral service. Time in your memories of a life lived well, lived fully.

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"There is only one John McCain", said Kansas Sen.

A hearse carrying the casket of U.S. Sen.

"I've been with Senator McCain all around the world and I will tell you that he had better instincts about how and when and where to assert American power than any other leader I've known", Kyl said. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will offer one of several Scripture readings set for the D.C. service. Graham sat in his own chair.

Cindy McCain, right, wife of Sen.

- Thousands of admirers of the late Senator John McCain stood in line for hours on Wednesday in the blazing Arizona sun and triple-digit heat for a chance to pay final respects to the war hero and two-time Republican presidential candidate.

In recent days, McCain has been eulogized and remembered by Republicans and Democrats alike.

Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a longtime friend of McCain's and chief of staff to him when he was a U.S. Representative, honored the late senator with a eulogy that poked fun at his driving skills while also offering a hopeful look at what his legacy could be in this tumultuous time in American politics.

But I pray you take some comfort knowing that because you shared John with all of us, your whole life, the world, now shares with you the ache of John's death. He's only the third person to get such an honor in the state of Arizona in the past 40 years.

"It's impossible to reach consensus", Biden said. "Because we were both cockeyed optimists".

However, President Trump, with whom McCain frequently found himself at political odds, will be conspicuously absent as the former naval aviator and Vietnam War prisoner in the ceremonies leading up to a private interment at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

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