Statement from Senator John McCain


His memorial events will take place between Wednesday and Sunday of this week. A funeral will be conducted Thursday at North Phoenix Baptist Church with former Vice President Joe Biden speaking. Chuck Schumer's spokesperson, Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also requested the Department of Defense to "provide necessary support so that US flags on all government buildings remain at half mast through sunset" on the day of McCain's interment.

Former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak at a service at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday.

He will be buried beside his friend and fellow Naval Academy classmate Admiral Chuck Larson.

Mr McCain was the presidential candidate of the Republican Party in 2008.

"We will remember Senator McCain for translating America's commitment into action and for playing a vital role in keeping our alliance strong and capable to address current strategic challenges", he said. The original statement was drafted beforeMcCain died Saturday, and Sanders and others edited a final version this weekend that was ready for the president, the aides said. He had battled brain cancer.

"It's atrocious", Mark Corallo, former spokesman for the president's legal team, said of Trump's message.

Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh writes in a condolence book near a portrait of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) about his death at the United States embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday. "We could not have made it this far without you - you've given us strength to carry on".

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"Condolences to senator and war veteran John McCain, who greatly contributed to the normalization of Vietnam-U.S. relations", said one message in Vietnamese that was left at the sculpture and attached to a bouquet of flowers on Monday. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!"

Mr. Bush, who defeated McCain for the GOP nomination in 2000, issued a statement hailing McCain as "a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order". "These were bitter contests, both of them", Sen.

After numerous outlets discovered McCain's passing, his daughter, The View co-host Meghan McCain, confirmed the news and shared an emotional recollection of her relationship with him. As he prepared for the end of his life, McCain said he did not want Trump at his funeral, instead favoring attendance by Vice President Mike Pence, with whom he served in Congress.

Politico reported at the time that McCain's defense inspired boos from the crowd at the town hall meeting in Lakeville, Minnesota. "The State of Israel salutes John McCain".

Tributes poured in from around the globe. Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said McCain's support for the Jewish state "never wavered. His significance went well beyond his own country". "John Kerry greatly contributed to promote Vietnam-U.S. relations, so I was very fond of him", Duyet was quoted as saying Sunday.

The maverick politician, who was a proponent of United States power, was taken prisoner of war in Vietnam but after his release helped secure the repatriation of the remains of missing-in-action soldiers. He went on to win a seat in the House and in 1986, the Senate, where he served for the rest of his life. During his sixty years of service to our country, Sen.