Joe Biden Eulogized John McCain, Watch Full Speech in Video

John Mc Cain embraces his mother Roberta following his acceptance speech at the 2008 RNC Convention

John Mc Cain embraces his mother Roberta following his acceptance speech at the 2008 RNC Convention

On Thursday, Fitzgerald was among those who spoke at McCain's Phoenix-area memorial service, and he shared - with some jokes - how the two developed a mutual respect for each other despite obvious differences in their upbringing and appearance.

The service at the Arizona Capitol marked the first appearance of McCain's family members since the senator died on Saturday (Sunday NZT) of brain cancer.

NBC News reported that during the service, Gov. Doug Ducey stated that McCain was not only a major figure in the history of Arizona but the state's "favorite adopted son". "He believed in the American people".

The frontrunner of early polls for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Biden gave a speech that was as a fitting tribute to his friend and a rallying cry to Americans put off by the divisive politics of President Trump, who was not invited to the ceremony.

Five days of services had begun in Phoenix on Wednesday, which would have been McCain's 82nd birthday.

McCain's wife, Cindy, widely seen as a possible candidate for appointment to succeed her husband, led the procession of relatives and dignitaries filing past his casket.

He said McCain (R-Ariz) inspired him to visit Vietnam and retrace the steps of the retired Navy pilot's gruesome imprisonment.

"He could not stand the abuse of power", Biden continued, perhaps referring to McCain's outspoken objections to the use of torture.

The former vice president said they became friends while traveling together for work and having long conversations on plane rides.

"In stark relief to what now passes for our politics, he continues to serve as a beacon to who we are and who we can be when we are at our best", fellow Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on the Senate floor. As many as 15,000 members of the public waited in line for hours, as temperatures climbed above 100F, to pay their respects.

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Speculation is brewing over who will occupy a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona after the death of John McCain.

Black curtains hung in the rotunda at the museum that hosts tourists and history buffs on a typical day as well state capitol workers bustling from one office to another. Arizona and United States flags encircled the room.

"John McCain believed in our constitution", said Grant Woods, his longtime campaign manager.

Military personal carry the casket of Sen.

"We definitely have lost a strong advocate, so we'll need someone who is going to step up to the plate, " Hatch said.

McCain had a complicated relationship with President Trump, who infamously attacked him during the GOP primaries leading up to the 2016 election.

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

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was one of six speakers Thursday at a memorial service in Phoenix for Sen.

Musical choices include a performance of Amazing Grace by the Brophy Student Ensemble and a recessional to My Way by Frank Sinatra.

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