McConnell slows push to name building for McCain

McConnell slows push to name building for McCain

McConnell slows push to name building for McCain

Wednesday's public viewing was supposed to start at 2 p.m., but so many people were lined up outside, the doors opened shortly before 1 p.m.

They took shelter from the hot sun under tents erected by security teams while volunteers filled coolers with ice and water bottles.

The conventional wisdom, with which I don't quarrel, is that McSally gives the GOP a much better chance of holding the Arizona seat than her main rival, Kelli Ward, would have.

And Senator Susan Collins, who many have looked to resist the president's most extreme tendencies, appeared to be uncomfortable when his torch was offered to her. However, Trump reportedly decided that extending sympathies to the bereft McCain family on Twitter would suffice.

At the close of the private ceremony, members of the McCain family approached the senator's coffin to deliver an emotional goodbye.

Gov. Doug Ducey said when it came to Arizona there were two bigs things people think of: The Grand Canyon and John McCain.

Throughout the week, McCain will be honored with memorial services and tributes, from Arizona to the nation's capital, before he's laid to rest in his funeral in Annapolis on Sunday.

Besides the proposal to rename the Russell Senate Office building, lawmakers may consider naming a committee room used by the Senate Armed Services Committee after McCain, who was the panel's chairman, McConnell said. "But his spirit, service and fierce independence ultimately helped shape the state with which he became synonymous".

While Barry Goldwater was an Arizona native, McCain was "Arizona's favorite adopted son", the governor said on would have been the 82nd birthday of McCain, who was born in the Panama Canal zone while his father served in the military. "America is stronger for his fierce defense of our values". "We are grateful for his life and for his sacrifice".

Regarding how Donald Trump was not invited to John McCain's funeral, Wilson opined that the president might be hurting from the snub because the flurry of McCain-related reports has taken a lot of attention away from him. "What I don't want is to establish a precedent so something named after John McCain is named after somebody else in the future".

"This man was trusted and he was tested, quality in increasingly short supply", said Ducey.

After McCain's death, Ward tweeted: "We are saddened to hear of the passing of @SenJohnMcCain". I learned a great deal from him.

"It is time we recognize that as the times change, so do our heroes", Schumer said.

READ: Schedule of memorials and ceremonies honoring John McCain in Phoenix, D.C.

His body will then lie in state on Friday at the US capitol for another memorial ceremony and public viewing, to be followed on Saturday by a funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. Musical choices include a recessional to "My Way" by Frank Sinatra.

From there, McCain's body will depart Arizona for the last time from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

On Saturday, a mass of mourners will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington to attend McCain's memorial service.

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