Published: Sun, September 02, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Vice President Pence heads to Vermont for the weekend

Vice President Pence heads to Vermont for the weekend

Biden, who represented DE as a United States senator starting in the 1970s before he became vice president to Barack Obama, also spoke about how, during debates in the 1980s and 1990s, he and McCain would often sit next to each other, even though they belonged to opposing parties.

In a written statement, Sen.

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

"After the dinner, John, who was more than 20 years older than me, walked up, put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Mike, we have a few more meetings tonight". I am glad that they are able to now visit the most attractive state in the country, & I hope they enjoy their time in VT.

Before the plane carrying his casket rose to the skies for one final flight to Washington, DC, the late Sen.

Biden referenced how McCain fought for civility between politicians even if they disagree. "And John McCain served his country honorably". John McCain, it was the underlying values that mattered.

"We both loved the Senate", said Biden, who mourned the fading of bipartisanship in the chamber over the years.

But I pray, I pray you take some comfort knowing that because you shared John with all of us, your whole life, the world now shares with you in the ache of John's death."There are times when life can be so cruel, pain so blinding it's hard to see anything else".

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Biden also invoked the 2015 death of his own son, Beau, from brain cancer, and that of his first wife and infant daughter in a 1972 auto accident, in offering words of sympathy to McCain's loved ones.

Nearly a quarter of McCain's fellow senators, Democrats and Republicans, traveled to Arizona to remember him during a carefully executed program that began at the Arizona State Capitol, continued to the Baptist church where he worshiped and ended at the Phoenix airport, where hundreds of Arizona National Guardsmen gave him one final salute.

Both Biden and McCain knew how painful life could be.

"We had a hell of a lot of family fights", he added, as the audience laughed. It was McCain's conviction that helped many of us believe, especially during the long winter of this presidency, that his code, what Biden called the "McCain code", can endure. "It's brutal, it's relentless, it's unforgiving".

He says McCain embodied basic values including fairness, honesty and respect. But despite their political differences, the former vice president said he views McCain as a brother. "The intolerance for the abuse of power".

"As President Trump said yesterday", he continued, "we respect his service to the country".

"To paraphrase Shakespeare", Biden concluded.

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