McCain Funeral Speakers Expected to Include Bush and Obama

Clay Curtis
August 28, 2018

Colonel Trần Trọng Duyệt praised McCain for both his conduct during his imprisonment and later work as a US politician.

White House aides instead posted statements from officials other than the president praising McCain.

Thursday, Aug. 30: Memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church celebrating McCain's life and legacy.

The Vietnam News Agency said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a message of condolence to McCain's family and U.S. Senate leaders, while Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh paid respects to McCain at the embassy. John Kyl and former McCain chief of staff, Grant Woods.

As the nation mourns the death of John McCain, Arizona's Republican governor must soon decide who will replace him in the Senate.

Mark Hertling, a former senior military commander who lauded McCain on Twitter for visiting Mosul during heavy fighting in Iraq, said he was not surprised by Trump's reaction to McCain's death. "At a time like this, you would expect more of an American president when you're talking about the passing of a true American hero".

McCain castigated Trump in July for his summit with Putin, calling their joint news conference in Helsinki "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

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For 81 years John McCain loved his country, lived his life as a patriot, and accepted hardships that few Americans have had to endure.

"Rest in peace to an American hero, statesman, servant of the people, and dear friend", he wrote.

Former State Sen Kelli Ward, who lost a primary to McCain running from the right in 2016 and is now trying to win the GOP nomination for retiring Sen.

President Donald Trump, who criticized McCain for being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, said his "deepest sympathies and respect" went out to McCain's family.

I nearly had the feeling I was seeing the kind of instinctive protectiveness McCain had developed for fellow Americans in the North Vietnamese prison camp where he was imprisoned and tortured for five years.

McCain, who was being treated at his ranch near Sedona, Arizona, was surrounded by his wife, Cindy, and his family during his final hours. "Maybe most of all, he was a truth teller - never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a longtime ally of McCain, said that the decision came "in coordination with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi". Following the service, a private burial ceremony will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery where Sen.

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