Services will be held at a Phoenix church, and in Washington and Maryland. "He showed us that boundless patriotism and self-sacrifice are not outdated concepts or clichés, but the building blocks of an extraordinary American life", Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement about McCain.
"Throughout his congressional career Senator McCain stood with Israel because throughout his life he stood up for America's allies and our shared democratic values", the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said in a statement on Saturday. Following a procession by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, McCain's casket will be taken to Washington National Cathedral for funeral services. His grave site will overlook the Severn River, and will be next his best friend from his Naval Academy days, Admiral Chuck Larson.
"Our hearts and prayers are with you!"
And Trump's re-election campaign also released a statement offering condolences and urging Americans to remember McCain and his family - words that did not explicitly praise the senator. The White House had lowered its flag to half staff on Sunday, but shortly after midnight, it was back at full stalf, in a clear break with precedent - which dictates that it be lowered until burial - and the USA flag code.
Bush and Obama had been McCain's political opponents, too, blocking his White House ambitions in 2000 and 2008, respectively. "The Senate, the United States, and the world are lesser places without John McCain".
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Pope Francis also took the opportunity to reiterate the Church's zero-tolerance policy when addressing sexual abuse. He will visit a homeless centre, before attending this evening's Feast of Families event at Croke Park stadium.
U.S. Senator John McCain was a "symbol of his generation" who helped "heal the wounds of war" by pushing for diplomatic normalization of ties with Vietnam, the Southeast Asian country's foreign minister said on Monday. She faces Rep. Martha McSally and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
After Mr McCain's family made the announcement on Friday, one of Ms Ward's staffers asked via Facebook if it was "just a coincidence" that it came on the day Ms Ward was launching a statewide bus tour.
McCain's rebuttals were often more measured than Trump's brash rhetoric.
Ward did not dispute the notion and said in reply: "I think they wanted to have a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me".
He said the U.S. veteran "showed us that boundless patriotism and self-sacrifice are not outdated concepts or cliches, but the building blocks or an extraordinary life".