During Sunday's State of the Union on CNN, host Jake Tapper paused for a moment to comment on the news that Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is fighting aggressive brain cancer, does not want to have President Donald Trump attend his funeral.
He also labeled McCain a Republican who wants to be for something instead of just against things.
Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are scheduled to deliver his eulogy which will take place at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
The 81-year-old McCain is now undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer that he was diagnosed with last year. McCain was diagnosed 10 months ago; the median survival rate is 14 months. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery.
McCain left Washington in December, returning to his home outside of Sedona after he was hospitalized with a viral infection.
"I don't know how much longer I'll be here". Lieberman has since stated that he had been unaware of McCain's regret until he viewed the documentary and has acknowledged that "it touched me greatly". "Maybe I'll be gone before you hear this" Can charisma carry Beto O'Rourke in reliably red Texas?More news: Arsenal, Chelsea enter race for Man United star
12 News obtained an advance copy of the memoir. According to McCain, President Putin damaged Hillary Clinton's campaign and encouraged United States government dysfunction and "sees evidence of his success every day in our polarization and gridlock".
Donald Trump responded in kind three weeks later with deprecating remarks, calling McCain "incompetent" and mocking his experience as a POW during the Vietnam War. Boy, oh, boy, ' Trump said avoiding the mention of McCain's name. He later went on to say that "He's a war hero because he was captured".
The visits by Graham and Lieberman were confirmed to The Associated Press by people knowledgeable about the meetings, but who spoke on condition of anonymity to respect the family's privacy.