Sen. John McCain was honored at a moving ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Friday morning, where top congressional leaders, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, spoke.
While several social media users suggested that Meghan McCain was glaring mainly because Pence mentioned Trump in his speech, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin went into further detail, writing that the senator's daughter might have been specifically reacting to Pence being a "spineless" representative of the president, who has yet to publicly condemn his controversial statements and actions. "The President asked me to be here, on behalf of a grateful nation, to pay a debt of honor and respect, to a man who served our country throughout his life in uniform and in public office".
"And so let me say to all those gathered, and his beloved family, on behalf of a grateful nation, we will ever remember that John McCain served his country". McCain had told friends earlier this year that he didn't want Trump at his funeral ceremonies, and the president was not scheduled to attend any of the Washington-area services.
"I feel like Meghan McCain is trying to set Pence on fire with her mind", said Kaore Bonell. "And that John McCain served his country honorably".
This side eye Meghan McCain is giving Mike Pence.
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Vice President Pence spoke at the Capitol on Friday, where the late Sen.
Saturday, McCain will be carried from the U.S. Capitol to the National Cathedral were a memorial service will be held to celebrate his. McCain, who died August 25 at age 81, was a senator for 31 years, a naval aviator, and was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
McCain criticized Trump's policies and politics, cautioning Americans against turning toward "half-baked, spurious nationalism".
Later, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined McConnell, Ryan and Pence in laying wreathes next to McCain's casket. The one-time presidential candidate had been battling brain cancer.