Lindsey Graham says the way Trump handled McCain's death was 'disturbing'

Lindsey Graham says the way Trump handled McCain's death was 'disturbing'

Lindsey Graham says the way Trump handled McCain's death was 'disturbing'

McCain was a visible supporter of each of Arizona's sports teams.

The single-file procession through the Arizona Capitol rotunda, where McCain's flag-draped coffin was lying in state, stretched across the statehouse plaza and widened to two or three abreast as it extended down adjacent streets.

After the speeches, Cindy McCain was the first to approach her husband's casket.

Late Sen. John McCain's desk on the Senate floor. In 1999, Trump downplayed McCain's military service and suggested he was considered an American hero only because he was captured and held as a prisoner of war for five years in Hanoi. In 1987, he was elected to represent Arizona as a U.S. Senator, a role he continued to serve in until his death on August 25, 2018.

Mourners in black went inside the church, while US flags and campaign-style placards that read simply "McCain" lined the motorcade route leading from the Capitol, where thousands filed past the senator's flag-draped coffin on Wednesday.

In addition to Fitzgerald's eulogy, former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Luis Gonzalez and former Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan will serve as pallbearers during Thursday's service.

Arizona Republicans on Tuesday picked a candidate to succeed retiring Senator Jeff Flake, another vocal Trump critic. A thick column of white-uniformed Navy officers and other members of the military stood at attention as the procession made its way forward into the capitol's rotunda, where one wall bears a quote from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: "Hate can not drive out hate".

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Ducey said that as the nation continues to grieve, "John McCain's fight for America isn't over".

The motorcade came Thursday from the Arizona Capitol where he laid in state.

After it ends, McCain's body will be taken to the airport and flown to Washington, D.C. There will be a viewing at the U.S. Capitol before a memorial service featuring former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and burial at the U.S. Naval Academy.

McCain's daughter Meghan sobbed openly as her father's casket was placed on the Arizona state seal where it will be displayed for the public until Thursday. John McCain's final send-off, President Donald Trump is scheduled to headline a campaign rally, according to a New York Times report published Wednesday.

McCain died last Saturday of brain cancer at 81.

Asked by Bash how he squares his close friendship with McCain to his new relationship with Trump, Graham said, "If you know anything about me, I want to be relevant". Trump also recently declined to mention McCain's name at a signing ceremony for a defense bill named after him.

McConnell and McCain did not always agree, including a year ago when McCain voted against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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