Final farewells to John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

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By the time the ceremony ended, crowds gathered for the public viewing of McCain's closed casket, seeking shelter from Phoenix's summer heat under tents stocked with coolers filled with ice and water.

In the rotunda, Sen. Ducey echoed McCain's love for the state, saying, "Imagining an Arizona without John McCain is like imagining an Arizona without the Grand Canyon". McCain is the third person to lie in state in the rotunda in the last 40 years; others were Arizona State Sen.

The building is now named after former Georgia Democratic Sen. Former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl began the private ceremony with comments on McCain's political instincts and contributions to national security. "My biggest challenge is deciding whether to run for reelection in 2020", he said McCain told him.

The day's print pool reporter, McClatchy's Franco Ordonez, sent this about the photo opportunity: "There were repeated questions about McCain that POTUS didn't address".

Eudy did not say exactly where the order came from to remove the names, but speculation in Washington, that they came from "the family".

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Ducey, a Republican, will appoint a successor to the six-term senator who will serve through 2020. "We can be proud he was our senator". "It's a fight all Americans are obligated to continue on his behalf". John McCain of Arizona who died Saturday of brain cancer, in Washington, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

Meghan McCain emotionally looked down the row to her mother for comfort during the ceremony.


"Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don't bias our results toward any political ideology", a Google spokesperson said Tuesday. Ducey honored McCain's experience and personal qualities, calling him one of Arizona's favorite adopted sons. It was a line that made Cindy McCain smile just for a moment.

The president's decision not to attend the service comes alongside rumors that McCain himself did not wish Trump to attend-the pair having had a volatile relationship since Trump's inauguration. "If you want to help the country, be more like John McCain". "It's just not natural".

Mr McCain's death could give Mr Trump even greater leverage over a rightward-tilting Republican Party as he fights for his political life against the Russian Federation meddling and obstruction investigations.

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Her daughter Meghan McCain, co-host of the television talk show "The View", sobbed openly.

"All of us are grateful for John's able representation over these many years", he said.

A police escort processional carried McCain's body to the Capitol as scores of Arizona veterans, military, law enforcement, fire, and first responders lined the sides of the Capitol Plaza for his arrival.

Phil Hubbard, a health care recruiter who lives in Scottsdale, held a cold water bottle in each hand as he waited for a chance to pay his respects.

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