Vice President Pence heads to Vermont for the weekend
Sep 04 2018
While several social media users suggested that Meghan McCain was glaring mainly because Pence mentioned Trump in his speech, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin went into further detail, writing that the senator's daughter might have been specifically reacting to Pence being a "spineless" representative of the president, who has yet to publicly condemn his controversial statements and actions. Before McCain died, the former Arizona senator asked that Trump not attend his funeral, notes the Hill.
He continued, "We gather here today to honor an American patriot who served a cause greater than himself".
"The president asked me to be here, on behalf of a grateful nation, to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served his country throughout his life", Pence said at the memorial.
Vice President Pence spoke at the Capitol on Friday, where the late Sen.
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It's no secret there might per chance be small love misplaced between the McCains and President Trump.
"No, I don't think I did at all", he told Bloomberg.
"We had our disagreements and they were very strong disagreements", the president said. Pence concluded, "May God bless the memory of John McCain. It's one more thing when Jesus seek the advice of with you", Joy Behar, an actress and comic, talked about on the order.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan also spoke of their colleague as one of the "bravest souls our country ever produced" and who embodied "America's fighting spirit".
"Generations of Americans will continue to marvel at the man who lies before us", McConnell said.
The private ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, was as carefully planned as the rest of McCain's farewell tour, which began in Arizona after he died August 25 from brain cancer and stretched to Washington.
McCain is the 31st person to receive the honor of lying in state in the Rotunda in the United States Capitol. He will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Sunday.