Sen. John McCain Obama & Bush Ship Eulogies at Funeral
9/1/2018 6:33 AM PDT
A few John McCain‘s largest rivals — those who revered him, anyway — are set to honor the late Senator at his Nationwide Memorial Service, and TMZ is streaming it reside.
Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will ship eulogies for McCain on the service contained in the Washington Nationwide Cathedral … which is filled with dignitaries paying their remaining respects.
McCain handpicked 43 and 44 earlier this yr as audio system at his funeral, and Obama was reportedly stunned by the invitation. Keep in mind, Obama defeated McCain of their run for the White Home in 2008 — and W bested him within the 2000 Republican primaries.
Though they butted heads with McCain on the marketing campaign path, there was at all times respect between the lads. McCain famously shut down a voter who known as Obama “an Arab” throughout their 2008 marketing campaign battle.
15 individuals will carry McCain’s coffin on 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.
President Trump will, noticeably, be absent from the service — as was his respect for an American warfare hero. McCain reportedly made Trump persona non grata when he was making his funeral plans. McCain’s former operating mate in 2008, Sarah Palin, was reportedly additionally excluded from his service.
Veep Mike Pence and WH Chief of Workers Gen. John Kelly are anticipated to attend.
Pence was one of many audio system at McCain’s memorial service Friday, the place Congress paid tribute as he lied in state on the U.S. Capitol.