John McCain was one reformer who relished the fight
28 August, 2018, 18:44 | Author: Rachel Logan
They have remembered his military service as a naval aviator, especially his valor in enduring beatings and torture during 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war at the hands of North Vietnamese captors at the height of the Vietnam War in the 1960s.
The marks of respect for McCain came not just from U.S. presidents and senators, who saw McCain's desk in the Chamber draped in black fabric with a vase of white roses on Monday.
Mr Trump said vice president Mike Pence would speak at a remembrance ceremony on Friday at the US Capitol.
Under heavy pressure from veterans' groups, President Trump made a rare about-face yesterday, ordering American flags at all USA government buildings lowered to half-staff to honor the late Sen.
"Senator John McCain was an American hero and cherished member of The American Legion", read the letter, signed by Denise Rohan, the Legion's National Commander.
White House officials - chief of staff John Kelly and press secretary Sarah Sander - had planned to put out a more detailed statement, and one that described McCain as a war-hero.
In a statement released late Monday, Trump announced he ordered the re-lowering of the flags that were up again on Monday after being lowered for Saturday, the day of McCain's death, and Sunday.
"It's truly one of the greatest honors of my life to be able to talk about somebody who served his country so passionately and had been so dedicated to policies of this nation", Fitzgerald said Monday, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN. John McCain (R-AZ), has many considerations to weigh while choosing a successor, not the least of which is his own political future.
Over the weekend, the Washington Postreported that Trump stopped his staff from issuing a formal statement praising McCain as an American hero.
McCain's colleagues in the Senate from both sides of the aisle called on Trump to lower the flag. Lindsey Graham shared some of the late senator's final words to him and elaborated on McCain's legacy. "But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake".
Trump had, prior to Monday's statement, only offered a tweet offering sympathies to McCain's family following his death on Saturday from brain cancer.
Mr McCain ran unsuccessfully as US President in 2008 and had been a senator since 1984. The Vietnamese people have that will and Mr. John McCain has that will. ... "I had such higher hopes for the next generation of leadership in my home state", Meghan McCain wrote.
As McConnell spoke, McCain's desk sat draped in black crepe, topped with a vase of white roses. "He devoted his entire life to his country". "Our respectful thoughts go to his beloved ones".
Many Vietnamese paid respects to the senator at the U.S. Embassy.
Throughout McCain's illness, Trump continued to publicly snub him - including at a recent appearance in which the president declined to say McCain's name when signing a bill that was named for him. Flowers, incense, flags and other tributes to McCain have been laid there.
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