In her eulogy, she also noted his breeding as son and grandson of admirals, accomplishments across the world and tenderness as a father despite his tribulations. “America does not boast, because she has no need to. Nor was he referred to by name. At the White House, during McCain's service, the president spent the day like any other Saturday with a series of critical tweets. "He did not think those things.”. Members of the Church pray over the casket of the late US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, during the National Memorial Service at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, September 1, 2018. President Trump escalated his one-sided feud against the late Sen. John McCain this week, claiming in a Wednesday speech that nobody thanked him for the late senator's funeral… Not present, though, was Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate in 2008. Cindy McCain (C), wife of US Senator John McCain, accompanied by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (R) and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (L), arrives to lays a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on September 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. President Trump was not there — he reportedly was not invited.
She also fiercely spoke on behalf of his legacy.
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“I thought it was quite beautiful for a great man," Giuliani said.
McCain died Aug. 25 of brain cancer.
McCain’s daughter, Meghan, was more direct. Campaign manager Steve Schmidt, senior adviser Nicolle Wallace, and longtime strategist John Weaver were snubbed, as was former running mate Sarah Palin. Reservations Sold Out in 30 Minutes.
WASHINGTON — John McCain’s funeral brought together former presidents and vice presidents, past rivals and even once-bitter foes to Washington National Cathedral in an extraordinary show of unity during a time of bitter political divisions. He fought like a competitor, but ultimately he really did put the country first, and reminds us that we can be better than we’ve been.”, Asked how hopeful that will happen, Lieberman replied, “You know, I’m hopeful, and I am going to keep praying.”. The Bushes and the Obamas sat in the front pew next to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and next to them were former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne, and former Vice President Al Gore. The family of US Senator John McCain watches as a Military Honor Guard carries his casket from the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2018. Expected attendees also included representatives from Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany and Taiwan. When Barbara Bush was laid to rest in April, word went out that he was persona non grata. McCain's hearse arrived at the cathedral shortly before 9:30 as bells tolled for the centerpiece of the three-day event where speakers honored his life as war hero, prisoner, lion of the Senate and exemplar of values of duty to his country. Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter, and her husband, presidential adviser Jared Kushner, were surprise guests. John McCain’s widow announced the death of her mother-in-law, who helped preside over her war hero son’s funeral after he died of brain cancer in 2018.