McConnell honors McCain on Senate floor

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You'd thank your lucky stars.

"I have made mistakes, but I hope my love for America will be weighed favorably against them", he said.

McCain's statement didn't make a major difference in the race.

McCain died on Saturday, a little more than a year after doctors diagnosed him with brain cancer. "John and I stood shoulder to shoulder on some of the most important issues to each of us, and we also disagreed entirely on huge subjects that helped define our careers".

On Capitol Hill, his desk on the Senate floor was draped with a black cloth, and adorned with white roses.

McCain, an avid Arizona sports fan, died Saturday at age 81. We're in a new era now, " Corker said Monday.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said McCain deserves "a significant memorial" in the nation's capital, adding that the office building where McCain worked and where the Armed Services Committee is housed may be where a memorial should be located.

Since his death, world leaders and McCain's former colleagues in Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, have shared their favorite memories of McCain, and extolled his status as a senior statesman on the world stage.

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. We will come through them stronger than before - we always do. Schumer's proposal would replace a fellow Democrat's name with a Republican's.

US President Donald Trump, under political pressure for offering only a half-hearted tribute for the late Senator John McCain, said on Monday he respected his service to the nation and ordered US flags to be flown at half-staff in his honor. Richard Russell Jr. of Georgia in 1972.

"I think we should mirror the process we've gone through in the past", said Sen.

The President also said he had agreed to the McCain family's request for military transportation of Senator McCain's remains from Arizona to Washington. Schumer plans to introduce a formal resolution soon.

"He recognized democracy was hard but living in bondage to tyranny was far harder".

Davis choked up a several points as he read McCain's words.

On Tuesday, members of the Senate seemed to be trying to grapple with the fact that McCain is gone - by remembering him as they saw him.

"We were tapping on the wall to find out who's over there, and the next thing I know I'm tapping to John McCain". "It will be bipartisan - as only befits John's legacy".

"Fortunately, I've had some time to get prepared and put some of my thoughts on paper", Fitzgerald said. He gave everything for us.

I don't mean to lionize the senator and there's no need to. McCain will lie in state in the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday.

The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at the North Phoenix Baptist Church. His funeral will be held Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Former Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) lambasted the military-industrial complex, Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) took on the Federal Reserve System, Senator Mike Gravel (D-AL) broke with his party and advocated abolishing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot was successful in calling out the two-party system and arriving to the debates as the third man.

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