Senators who knew John McCain well for his principled stances and even his occasional outbursts saluted their longtime colleague Monday, as President Trump finally relented and put the White House flag at half-staff.
The flag at the top of the White House has been lowered for a second time following criticism that it was raised to full mast too soon after veteran senator John McCain's death.
First lady Melania Trump thanked McCain for his service to the nation, which included more than five years as a prisoner of war and six terms in the Senate.
Rick Davis, former presidential campaign manager for McCain who is serving as a family spokesman, read the farewell message Monday at a press briefing in Phoenix.
Mr Trump has refused to publish a letter drafted by White House staff on the death of Mr McCain.
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The president also said he asked White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Advisor John Bolton to represent the administration at services for McCain.
Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, the second-longest-serving senator in history, lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington on December 20, 2012.
Former Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak at McCain's memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington on Saturday.
Late U.S. Senator John McCain will be buried on September 2 in Annapolis, Maryland, his office said.
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As described by Booker, John Sidney McCain III was a major player in the political landscape of the state of Arizona.
Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward apologized Monday for suggesting an announcement by Sen. "Our hearts and prayers are with you". And the report by Breitbart, a right-wing media outlet, on renaming the Russell Building elicited deplorable comments about McCain, including one suggestion that an outhouse should be named after the late senator.
"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.
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McCain was a frequent critic of President Trump on everything from his leadership style to his Russian Federation policy. On the campaign trail, Trump had controversially said that McCain was "not a war hero" because he was captured in Vietnam. "Americans never quit. We never surrender".