Doan to serve as pallbearer for McCain's memorial

Doan to serve as pallbearer for McCain's memorial

Military personal carry the casket of Senator John McCain into the Capitol rotunda for a memorial service.

McCain died Saturday after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. John McCain in his workplace of more than three decades.

"I felt like if there was any good day for it, today was going to be the day", he said of the pin.

McCain fended off Ward's challenge in a 2014 primary.

Francis Rodgers, 64, extended a cross-country road trip by two days to be in Phoenix to pay tribute.

Republicans recruited McSally - a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who is retiring from the state's 2nd Congressional District - after Flake bowed out of the race, having lost the support of Trump and much of the president's base.

This week a legions of friends, family and political leaders will say their final goodbyes at Sen. His 82nd birthday would've been today, August 29.

McCain's wife, Cindy, widely seen as a possible candidate for appointment to succeed her husband, led a procession of relatives and dignitaries past his casket. John McCain's death then raised back up on Monday in keeping with the U.S. flag code but to an outcry from the media and others who felt a flag proclamation from President Trump was in order.

McCain was greeted by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and First Lady Angela Ducey.

Meghan McCain couldn't hold back the tears as her father, John McCain's casket arrived at the Arizona capital, where he will lie in state.

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Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said that "the world will never be the same" without McCain's voice.

Kyl said McCain "believed in America, he believed in its people, in its values and in its institutions". Jeff Flake delivered a touching benediction. Members of the public in Arizona will later be able to pay their respects.

The memorial tributes followed a few days of confusion at the White House over whether American flags at US government buildings would be flown at half-staff, in the traditional gesture for prominent political figures who die.

They took shelter from the hot sun under tents erected by security teams while volunteers filled coolers with ice and water bottles.

Ducey said John McCain was about more than politics, he "brought us above politics".

Kassandra Morales, 44, stood with her sons, 8 and 2 years old. McCain five times over the years and said it felt "special" that he "always remembered my name". Bob Corker said he was "all for" renaming the building in McCain's honor but that "there'll probably be some discussion about that" in both parties.

"This man was trusted and he was tested, quality in increasingly short supply", said Ducey.

For some Arizona residents, McCain has been a political fixture in the state their entire lives.

On Thursday, a memorial service will be held at the North Phoenix Baptist Church before the senator's body is flown to Washington DC where he will lie in state on Friday at Capitol Hill.

The memorial service will include a tribute from former Vice President Joe Biden.

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