Sen. Jeff Flake says John McCain was 'the conscience of the Senate'

John McCain's flight suit on display at a museum in Hanoi.                KHPO

Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced that he wants to name the Senate building that housed McCain's suite of offices after the Arizona senator, who served as chairman of the Commerce Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Former President Barack Obama released a statement highlighting the differences between himself and the man who campaigned against him in the 2008 presidential election.

Mr McCain was well-respected across the political spectrum in the United States for both his military and political service. They will recall his efforts with the late Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy and others to achieve a resolution of the position of out-of-status immigrants, including the Irish, in the United States.

McCain, 81, died on August 25 after a yearlong battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

"We are saddened to hear of the passing of John McCain. I didn't vote the same way he did, but I admired him for doing what he did", Flake said.

Former President George W. Bush called McCain a friend, he will "deeply miss".

John McCain on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Local veterans are also reflecting on McCain's impact.

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In Washington, flags on Capitol Hill and the White House were lowered to half-mast in his honor. As The Inquisitr has reported, Trump not only refused to apologize for the remark but later told a reporter that McCain's experience as a prisoner of war was "irrelevant".

"As classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Air Station Pensacola flight school, Senator McCain and Admiral Chuck Larson developed a close friendship that endured throughout their adult lives", the statement from McCain's office says.

McCain, who endured prolonged torture during five years in a North Vietnamese prison camp during the Vietnam war, was proclaimed by Trump in 2015 to be "not a war hero".

Former presidents Obama and Bush are expected to give eulogies.

Critics on Saturday blasted for president for the seemingly superficial nature of his words for McCain.

BBC reports that sources quoted by U.S. media said President Trump would not be invited to the funeral and the current administration would probably be represented by Vice-President Mike Pence.

(Eastern Time), and will include remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Vice President Mike Pence.

McCain spent more than three decades in the Senate, looming large in debates over war and peace and the moral direction of the nation.

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