McCain, who had been suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, died Saturday (Aug. 25) at the age of 81 at home in Arizona.

The last person to lie in state at the Capitol was Sen. On Saturday, a procession will pass the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and arrive for a funeral at Washington National Cathedral.

McCain reportedly requested that former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies at his funeral, while Trump was not invited.

One of her rivals, former state senator Kelli Ward, ran against McCain in the 2016 GOP primary.

"I want to watch the hawks hunt from the sycamore, and then take my leave bound for a place near my old friend Chuck Larson in the cemetery on the Severn back where it began", McCain wrote.

Sen. John McCain, a legend in the Senate, a hero for the country and a statesman who shaped the country on everything from United States foreign policy to immigration reform, has left a hole in the heart of Washington.


His breaking point with Trump was the release a month before the election of a lewd audio in which Trump said he could kiss and grab women.

His wife, Cindy McCain, said, "My heart is broken".

The statement stands in stark contrast with the tributes offered by former presidents, Congressional colleagues of McCain's, and world leaders, who used glowing language to mark McCain's death and note his distinguished military and political career.

"Some lives are so vivid, it's hard to imagine them ended", Bush said in a statement.

Ms Ward appeared to agree, replying: "I think they wanted to have a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me". Vice President Joe Biden is now slated to speak. Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said McCain's support for the Jewish state "never wavered". He showed us who we are and who we can be when we are at our best.

As described by Booker, John Sidney McCain III was a major player in the political landscape of the state of Arizona. "It's tough to imagine politics without John McCain". "He put country before self", Ryan said.


"One man can only become a people's hero when he has not just courage, but also talent and ethics".

French president Emmanuel Macron tweeted in English that McCain "was a true American hero".

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called the USA lawmaker a great friend of the South Asian country.

Tom Ridge, who was governor of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2001 and who led the office of Homeland Security from 2001 until 2005, called McCain a "dear friend" and principled leader. "His statesmanship, courage, conviction and understanding of global affairs will be missed".

His public relationship with the Southeast Asian country began as a naval aviator during the Vietnam War, when his plane was shot down during a bombing mission over Hanoi in 1967.


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