Biden Eulogises Friend John Mc Cain As 'giant Among All Of Us'
31 August, 2018, 18:46 | Author: Greg Lawrence
Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl said he had been with McCain across the world and he had better instincts on when to assert U.S. power than anyone else he knew.
Nearly a quarter of McCain's fellow senators, Democrats and Republicans, traveled to Arizona to remember him during a carefully executed program that began at the Arizona State Capitol, continued to the Baptist church where he worshiped and ended at the Phoenix airport, where hundreds of Arizona National Guardsmen gave him one final salute.
Biden and McCain held a decades-long friendship throughout their Senate careers, and in an interview alongside Meghan McCain a year ago, Biden described her father as "one of my best friends". "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", McConnell said in remembrance of McCain.
In 2015, not long after Trump kicked off his presidential campaign, McCain condemned his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, accusing Trump of "firing up the crazies".
From his 2008 presidential run, strategist Charles Black and national campaign manager Rick Davis will join McCain's former chief of staff Mark Salter, legislative directors Joseph Donoghue and John Raidt and Senate administrative assistant Chris Koch as pallbearers.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday eulogized late senator John McCain as an American "giant" whose belief in the soul of the country helped give citizens their confidence and optimism.
Michael Fellars was among those awaiting the motorcade outside the church Thursday.
Biden said they "were optimists" and spoke about everything except his family's recent deaths and McCain's time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. But Biden, who is considering challenging Trump in 2020, made what some saw as a veiled reference to the president.
The church's senior pastor Noe Garcia pronounced McCain "a true American hero".
Biden recalled "the sheer joy that crossed his face when he knew he was about to take the stage of the senate floor and start a fight".
He talked about Mr McCain's character and how he parted company with those who "lacked the basic values of decency and respect, knowing this project is bigger than yourself".
But despite their political differences, the former vice president said he views McCain as a brother.
Biden told McCain's family he understood that there was nothing anyone could do to ease their pain. John McCain during a viewing at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. "God, he loved it".
In a week of solemn events marking McCain's passing, Trump has been and will be absent, a reflection of the animosity between the two men that lingered even after the Arizona senator's death on Saturday from brain cancer. Biden says they were both "cock-eyed optimists". Vice President Mike Pence was expected to attend, according to officials.
Trump and his wife, Melania, danced to the same song at the new president's inauguration in 2017.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said, "McCain will cast a long shadow", with his impact cemented in America's future. Former presidents, including those who blocked Mr McCain's own White House ambitions, offered emotional tributes.
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Navy pilot, chose to remain, even through years of bodily torture, rather than abandon fellow American POWs. Trump later acknowledged that McCain was a hero, but refused to apologize in subsequent interviews .
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