Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

Wednesday, 29 Aug, 2018

The two others were state Senator Marilyn Jarrett in 2006 and Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, a Tucson resident, in 1980.

"I think we need to take a deep breath and do these ceremonies this week in a manner that will respect his legacy and his life", Perdue said. John McCain, giving his respects while signing an order to fly the American flag at half-staff.

The American flag fluttering atop the White House became the focus of national attention for most of Monday as the United States administration calibrated its response to the passing of Republican senator John McCain, also a national hero and an unrelenting critic of President Donald Trump.

Additionally, Trump offered praise of the late senator during a dinner with evangelical leaders at the White House on Monday evening. John McCain will lie in state in Washington this week. ABC News reports its chief White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, was a man on a mission of sorts on Monday, asking the president almost a dozen questions about McCain and receiving no reply. He said the proposal would honor McCain while also removing the name of former Sen. It will also mark the first appearance of McCain's family members since the longtime Arizona senator died of brain cancer on Saturday.

Thursday, his body will be taken to a Phoenix church, where former Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a eulogy during a memorial service.

Trump will not be attending the senator's funeral on Saturday as McCain banned his attendance before his death.

President Trump has asked Vice-President Mike Pence to speak at a service at the US Capitol on Friday, and deputed chief of staff John Kelly, defense secretary James Mattis and national security advisor John Bolton to represent him at the Sunday service.

One of those judges was Terry Moorer, who was appointed by Trump to be a USA district judge in Alabama's Southern District about a year ago. McCain's former campaign manager Rick Davis read the letter.

Luis says he was always impressed with McCain's knowledge and enthusiasm for sports - noting he never wanted to sit in VIP suites in stadiums, he always loved hanging with the people in the bleachers.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday that he would be organizing a "gang" of senators to determine the best way to honor McCain. 'I think any discussion of what any one individual has done or said, if you look at the gravity of all he reactions around the world - world leaders our allies - it's been enormous. "So this renaming thing because of one issue, you know, is somewhat troubling".