John McCain honored at U.S. Capitol ceremony

Meghan McCain Glares At Vice President Mike Pence During Her Father's Funeral

John McCain Receives His Rare Honor

President Trump, who had a rocky relationship with McCain, was in Charlotte, North Carolina meeting with his supporters during McCain's lying in state ceremonies.

"Let me say to all those gathered and his beloved family, on behalf of a grateful nation, we will ever remember that John McCain served his country, and John McCain served his country honorably", Pence said. John McCain's mother - as Pence explained that the President had asked him to attend, drawing glares from the co-host of ABC's "The View".

The mere mention of the president irked many on Twitter, given McCain had banned Donald Trump from attending his funeral.

Over the years, Trump, who did not serve in the military, has demeaned McCain's status as a former prisoner of war, implied he gave up information to his captors and mocked injuries he sustained as a prisoner.

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Pence was one of the speakers at the service Friday.

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).

Ryan added that, "We have this lovely thing, the chance to do for this man what he did for us, to stand up, to stand up and embrace the cause of his life".

Saturday, McCain will be carried from the U.S. Capitol to the National Cathedral were a memorial service will be held to celebrate his. Even as McCain battled brain cancer, Trump continued to criticize him for voting against a Republican health-care bill.

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Air Force Two landed at the Burlington International Airport Friday afternoon, hours after the vice president and his wife Karen honored the late Sen.

McCain will lie in state at the US Capitol for the remainder of the day and the public will be invited to view his casket. Burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is scheduled to take place Sunday.

At that point during his remarks, Meghan McCain's eyes appeared to snap on Pence, in a move some users identified as "side-eye".

He spoke of the time he traveled with McCain to Iraq to visit USA troops, when, after an 18-hour day, he found himself "literally falling asleep in the middle of a dinner with Iraqi officials".

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