On the Senate floor on Tuesday, Inhofe remembered the late senator. "He was indeed an American hero".
McCain, who died Saturday at 81 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer, was in his sixth term in the Senate.
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Senators who served alongside McCain, an joined him on congressional delegations to global hotspots sang his praises - and some even allowed for criticism of his rebellious and confrontational streak. An ardent defender of the defense budget, Russell also was author of the School Lunch Act, which provides free and low-priced meals in public schools.
President Donald Trump ordered the flag flying above the White House re-lowered to half-mast on Monday as a sign of respect for Sen.
From Vietnam, Tran Trong Duyet said, "When I learnt about his death early this morning, I feel very sad".
"You don't have to cow-tow like Rick's doing right now on TV and make excuses for a president who does not deserve excuses", Sellers said. We would do well to reflect on John McCain's example today and ask ourselves if we are living up to it or even coming close. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican senator. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) that he could inherit McCain's dumb jokes, while name-dropping Sen.
Graham pointed to his tie, noting it was a Naval Academy tie - McCain's alma mater - and recalled how McCain would often say he wished Graham had been a member of his Naval Academy class.
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"Russell is somebody that's obviously a huge figure, but it is an era that's gone by". "John and I stood shoulder to shoulder on some of the most important issues to each of us, and we also disagreed entirely on huge subjects that helped define our careers". Corker asked, before answering his own question. "I don't think he should have his name on the building", said Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama.
There are no doubt other fitting tributes to McCain, but Congress can at least start by helping to secure our democratic institutions, conducting a humane immigration policy, pushing back against Russian aggression and re-instituting rules in the Senate that promote bipartisan cooperation. John McCain's memorial service Thursday.
President Trump was a frequent critic of McCain and will not be attending his funeral, reportedly in accordance with McCain's wishes. His dedication to his country and the military were unsurpassed, and maybe most of all, he was a truth teller - never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare.
But during that time, Russell was known as a staunch opponent of the Civil Rights movement and a leader of Southern opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to his biography on the Senate's website. The notion that we should cut back on foreign aid and support for struggling democracies at a time when we have a world refugee crisis, the rise of illiberal, right-wing governments and a crackdown around the world on press freedom is absurd and shortsighted.
White House aides instead posted statements from officials other than the President praising Mr McCain.