Kirsters Baish| Late Senator John McCain specifically banned President Donald Trump and his former presidential running mate Sarah Palin from his funeral and all ceremonies involved prior to his death. Numerous Trump administration cabinet members and Republican leaders were in attendance at McCain’s Washington, D.C. ceremony.
No one stood up for President Trump and said anything about the fact that he was barred from all ceremonies and events.
Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senator from New York Chuck Schumer are right up front. These two were on good terms with McCain ever since he started helping the causes of the Democratic Party.
Pelosi claimed that “Democrats and republicans” came together at the ceremony, but not President Trump.
Pelosi wrote on Twitter, “Democrats & Republicans are coming together today to honor the life & legacy of our friend & colleague, @SenJohnMcCain. Take a moment to tune in as we honor his memory.”
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 31, 2018
Take a look who was sitting in the front row today… the late Senator John McCain’s buddy and ally, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Fox News writes:
Washington D.C. gathered Friday to pay its respects to “generational leader” John McCain as the veteran senator’s casket arrived to lie in state under the Capitol rotunda — with political leaders paying tribute to McCain’s service to the country in both the military and in Congress.
McCain, who died Saturday at 81 after a fight with brain cancer, was honored by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Vice President Mike Pence.
Members of the late Senator’s family were in attendance at the memorial. Vice President Mike Pence stated that Americans “marveled at the iron will of John McCain” and they offer praise to him for “his faith in America through six decades of service.”
“Generations of Americans will continue to marvel at the man who lies before us, the cocky, handsome naval aviator who barely scraped through school, and then fought for freedom in the skies; who witnessed to our highest values, even through terrible torture; and who became a generational leader in the United States Senate, where our nation airs its great debates,” Mitch McConnell stated.