Sen. James Inhofe: McCain Is 'Partially to Blame' for Flag-Raising Controversy

"He taught me that principle and compromise are not mutually exclusive", Graham said.

The renaming proposal would not need approval from the House or from US President Donald Trump, a longtime McCain nemesis.

"Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here", McCain wrote shortly before his death.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said McCain deserves "a significant memorial" in the nation's capital, adding that the office building where McCain worked and where the Armed Services Committee is housed may be where a memorial should be located.

"I'd like to put together an official group that can collaborate and bring together ideas from current members, former colleagues, and friends", McConnell said on the Senate floor. John McCain, current USA presidential hopeful, was captured in 1967 at a lake in Hanoi after his Navy warplane was been downed by Northern Vietnamese army during the Vietnam War. He gave a concession speech in which he humbly noted, "President Obama is my president".

The tweet capped off a strained relationship between the two Republicans. "Godspeed Senator McCain. My prayers for Cindy and the attractive McCain family".

'We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe, ' McCain's statement read. John McCain, who died Saturday at 81 after a battle with brain cancer, Sen.

"He just had this fantastic ability to teach people, younger senators, first of all how to work together at home, but also how to work on the world stage", Klobuchar said of McCain.

Graham described McCain's life and service to the United States as "Operation Maverick", which "began in the fall of 1954 and it ended the 25th of August, 2018".

He declined to answer any question's about the flag or Trump's response to McCain's death.

In Vietnam, people went to the US Embassy to pay their respects to McCain who had played an important role in normalizing diplomatic relations with the US in 1995.

"Well, you know, frankly, I think that John McCain is partially to blame for that because he is very outspoken". They choose to focus on that'. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, next to the desk of Sen.

"He could be tough but the joy that you received from being with him will sustain you for a lifetime", Graham said.

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