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VP Mike Pence Speaks on Trump's Behalf at McCain's Funeral

VP Mike Pence Speaks on Trump's Behalf at McCain's Funeral”

Arizona Sen. John S. McCain's memorial service is held at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., August 31, 2018.

Meghan McCain looked daggers at Vice President Pence as he spoke at her father's memorial ceremony Friday.

John McCain is being laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy after a five-day procession that served as a final call to arms for a nation he warned could lose its civility and sense of shared objective.

"The President asked me to be here on the behalf of a grateful nation to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served our country throughout his life in uniform and in public office, and it's my great honor to be here", Pence said.

"It is deeply humbling to stand before you today at the United States Capitol to commemorate the life and service of an American patriot", Pence said. So when VP Mike Pence referred to the president at some level of a memorial provider for Sen. "But his support for limited government, for tax reform, and support for our armed forces surely made our nation more prosperous and more secure, and he will be missed".

"I will miss a dear friend whose smile reminded us that service is a privilege and whose scars reminded us of the great cost that fearless souls pay for our freedom", McConnell said, The Washington Examiner reported.

Pence delivered an executive wreath in front of McCain's casket on behalf of the executive branch. "And we gather here remembering a man who knew how he wanted to be remembered".

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".

The ceremony was just the latest in a week's worth of them for the statesman, former prisoner of war and two-time presidential candidate.

Notably absent, however, was Trump himself, who feuded fiercely and frequently with McCain over the last three years.

The White House came under fire two days after McCain's death when flags were raised to full-staff, while the U.S. Capitol and other federal buildings remained at half-staff.

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