John McCain honored at U.S. Capitol ceremony

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Pence spoke on President Donald Trump's behalf, calling McCain an "American patriot", honoring McCain's 60 years of service, The Washington Examiner reported.

McCain had made clear he did not want Trump to attend his funeral services, and Trump had to be urged by aides to make a statement honor McCain and reordering the flags at half staff.

McCain's extensive service to the United States.

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Speaking to a national conference of the American Legion in Minneapolis, Pence said he wanted to address "a particular veteran that I know is on the hearts and minds of people all across America". "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", said Pence.

"As President Trump said yesterday, we respect his service to the country", he added.

Air Force Two landed at the Burlington International Airport Friday afternoon, hours after the vice president and his wife Karen honored the late Sen.

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When asked whether the president missed a chance to unite a mourning country, Trump defended himself. "I've done everything that they requested and no, I don't think I have at all". "No one was stronger at the broken places than John McCain". "I disagreed with numerous things that I assume he believed in". 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. "The cocky, handsome, Naval aviator who barely scraped through school and then fought for freedom in the skies".

Ryan added that, "We have this handsome thing, the chance to do for this man what he did for us, to stand up, to stand up and embrace the cause of his life". "When talking about what he would tell future generations, Ryan said, "[McCain] is one of the bravest souls our nation has ever produced". "John McCain was such a man", Pence said in the Capitol Rotunda, standing before congressional leaders, military brass and government officials.

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