When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive Democrat who is running for a NY congressional seat, posted an admiring tweet about McCain, she was called a sell-out, and the newly dead McCain was also harshly attacked.
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State law requires Ducey to appoint someone from McCain's party to fill the seat.
The next day, a memorial service will take place at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.at 10 a.m. Family, friends, staff and colleagues, along with national and worldwide leaders were invited.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute to John McCain on Monday by recalling their own legislative battles while echoing the late senator's belief that there's more that unites than divides Americans.
"We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all corners of the globe". John McCain - whose family had hours before said he would be ending cancer treatment - had a "particular narrative that is negative to me".
Paying their respects to Senator John McCain, crowds grew along I-17, including on the Dixileta Road overpass. But he was the fighter. But we have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement.
'John treated every issue with the intensity and seriousness that the legislative process deserves. Standing up for his values, he showed us the way a true leader should act.
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But he also maintained his reputation as a "maverick", willing to break with party ranks - which he did in a high-profile way past year when his "no" vote scuttled the Senate GOP leadership's effort to repeal Obamacare.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. Russel was an avowed segregationist and longtime Senator.
The US flag flies at half-staff at the Capitol in honor of Sen.
The US flag flies at half staff over the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 27 August 2018.
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.
McCain had long feuded with President Donald Trump, and two White House officials said McCain's family had asked, before the senator's death, that Trump not attend the funeral services. On the campaign trail, Trump had controversially said that McCain was "not a war hero" because he was captured in Vietnam. McCain also passed on a copy of the infamous golden showers dossier to former FBI Director James Comey after the 2016 campaign, and has been among the foremost critics of Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin. The Senate, the United States, and the world are lesser places without John McCain.