John McCain To Lie in State at U.S. Capitol
John McCain‘s casket has arrived at the U.S. Capitol the place it can lie in state … and tons of and tons of of individuals lined up in the rain in D.C. to pay their respects.
Household, associates, colleagues and workers poured into the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Friday for a ceremony honoring McCain’s life. Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and VP Mike Pence all spoke and gave tribute to late Arizona Senator.
After the formal ceremony ended, the general public was in a position to additionally pay their respects. Doorways to the general public opened at 2 PM ET and stayed open till eight PM ET.
On the request of the late senator’s household, flowers could also be despatched to your native VA Hospital.
McCain’s Nationwide Memorial Service can be held Saturday at 10 AM ET at the Washington Nationwide Cathedral. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush — each former political rivals of McCain — are set to ship eulogies at his request.
15 individuals will carry McCain’s coffin at the memorial service … together with former VP Joe Biden, actor Warren Beatty, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Secretary of Protection William Cohen.
Since his loss of life, heartfelt tributes from celebrities and fellow politicians have poured in for McCain … together with from Sen. Lindsey Graham, who advised us he vows to do higher to honor his pal.
There’s additionally been a push to rename the Russell Senate Workplace Constructing the McCain Senate Workplace Constructing, spearheaded by Sen. Chuck Schumer.
As we reported … greater than 1,000 household, associates, officers, civic leaders and members of the general public packed North Phoenix Baptist Church for a memorial service in Arizona on Thursday, the place Biden was the speaker.
On Wednesday morning, the Arizona Military Nationwide Guard carried McCain’s casket into the AZ State Capitol Museum rotunda for a personal ceremony for household and colleagues … together with remarks by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.