GOP slows efforts to rename Senate building for McCain

GOP slows efforts to rename Senate building for McCain

He said that McCain, who survived five years as a prisoner of war, became "the statesman who forgave and healed". With the passing of Republican senator John McCain, the U.S. administration remained in doubt.

Sometimes we forget the stories of the excruciating pain that Senator McCain went through as a P.O.W.

President Donald Trump's mixed reaction to the death of Senator John McCain fuelled a CNN debate on Monday night, during which panellists took verbal shots at each other over the proper way to honour the longtime senator and Vietnam War veteran who died on Saturday after a long battle with brain cancer. That led Washington Post writer Ashley Parker to refer to Trump as "president non grata" and one of her interview subjects for her newly published piece to speculate on why McCain's refusal to invite Trump to his funeral might be getting on his nerves. McCain's former campaign manager Rick Davis read the letter.

The president stubbornly refused repeated requests from officials as senior as Vice President Mike Pence and John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, to acknowledge Mr. McCain's death with a formal and unifying statement, according to four administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private conversations.

"Mr. President, do you have any thoughts on John McCain?".

President Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for almost five days after Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009.

Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure by tersely recognizing Sen.

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During his presidency, Trump repeatedly criticized McCain for torpedoing the "skinny" Obamacare repeal, and McCain ripped him for his foreign policy, particularly what he called a "disgraceful" summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month. Memorial services will be held at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Wednesday where McCain will lie in state. In other instances the White House has issued a proclamation extending the period to keep the flags at half-staff.

McCain will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sunday. Senator John McCain was an American hero and cherished member of The American Legion.

Tributes have poured in from every living former president honoring the former Navy aviator for his courage, integrity and decency.

Twice Trump declined to answer reporters' questions on the late senator and, at one point, sat at his desk in the Oval Office, arms crossed and refusing to speak.

Senators returning to work were saddened by his passing. "I think a better approach, especially since we're honoring the legacy of someone who believes in bipartisanship, is for the two leaders to get together and decide if this is the best way to honor him or is there another way that might be more appropriate".

A family spokesman issued a farewell statement from McCain in which he said of the United States: "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries".

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