John McCain's Funeral Was the Biggest Resistance Meeting Yet

John Mc Cain, with his wife Cindy Mc Cain at the wedding of their daughter Meghan Mc Cain

John Mc Cain, with his wife Cindy Mc Cain at the wedding of their daughter Meghan Mc Cain More

Pallbearers included United States defense secretary James Mattis; rear admiral and former naval academy superintendent Thomas Lynch; Admiral John Richardson; and two men - Everett Alvarez Jr. and Jon Fer - who were prisoners of war in Vietnam along with McCain.

His dramatic "thumbs down" on the vote to kill Obamacare - after Senator McCain had been diagnosed with brain cancer and he made a special trip back to the Senate floor for the vote - will stand forever as one of the most iconic moments in the history of the Senate. "Kudos to Senator Kyl for his willingness to serve once again".

Kyl is acting as "sherpa" for Kavanaugh, leading him through the confirmation process.

"Now, senator Kyl can cast a vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation".

"Governor Ducey has selected Senator Jon Kyl as Senator McCain's replacement".

Either way, Kyle is expected to be a placeholder, not running in 2020, when voters will get to decide who fills the remainder of McCain's seat through 2022.

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McCain's widow, Cindy, tweeted: "Jon Kyl is a dear friend of mine and John's".

The burial was private as per the wishes of McCain, the Arizona Republican and 2008 presidential nominee died August 25 from brain cancer at age 81.

Notably, Trump and McCain publicly did not see eye to eye on numerous issues throughout the last two years.

Jon Kyl, shortly before he retired from the Senate.

However, both former presidents were overshadowed by the senator's daughter, Meghan McCain, who made no secret about her opinion of the current political landscape, nor her father's place in it.

Kyl would not commit at the news conference to serving beyond January of 2019, when the new Congress will convene after the November midterms.

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Kyl represented Arizona in the Senate from 1995 to 2013. John Shadegg and Matt Salmon, and former Arizona attorney general Grant Woods.

At the time, Kyl said, "There comes a time when you have to consider other things".

He served alongside McCain for almost two decades before retiring in 2013, and served as senate minority whip during his service, making him a key Republican leader. "I can not think of anything I've done in politics of effect, any cause I've engaged in, that John was not there, that I was not his wingman".

John McCain's final journey from his Arizona ranch is ending on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend.

"His own attitude, the way he faced death with characteristic fearlessness and perspective, really comforted me", Lieberman said. He works for the Washington, D.C., law and lobbying firm Covington and Burling, LLP.

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