Pence, speaking last, praised McCain as an "American patriot" who "served a cause greater than himself". Obligatory Credit: Jasper Colt-USA TODAY ORIG FILE ID: 20180831_jel_usa_103.jpg (Photo: Jasper Colt-USA TODAY) WASHINGTON - Vice President Mike Pence turned to the Bible when requested no longer too lengthy ago what he makes of a new serious biography that calls him as a "Christian supremacist."The Bible says depend it all joy when you suffer trials of many kinds", Pence urged the Christian Broadcasting Community in an interview excerpt launched Friday". Before McCain died, the former Arizona senator asked that Trump not attend his funeral, notes the Hill. "And John McCain served his country honorably".
Several members of President Donald Trump's administration attended the ceremony, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Chief of Staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton.
John McCain is being laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy after a five-day procession that served as a final call to arms for a nation he warned could lose its civility and sense of shared objective.
His office said Friday that Pence planned to spend the Labor Day weekend in the state with his family.
Others who spoke at the service in Washington, D.C. included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis).
In the past, Trump attacked McCain's record of service, saying the Vietnam veteran was "not a war hero" because he was captured, later declined to apologize for his comment, and blasted McCain's deciding vote on health care when the senator was receiving treatment for brain cancer.
"After the dinner, John, who was more than 20 years older than me, walked up, put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Mike, we have a few more meetings tonight". John McCain at a special ceremony in the United States Capitol Rotunda. Burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is scheduled to take place Sunday. "Meghan McCain's glare was an appropriate reaction to Pence's hypocrisy", said Rubin.