McCain funeral plans move forward without Trump
| Laurie Kellman, AP – Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain’s service and he will lie in state in both the nation’s capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy, according to plans taking shape Sunday.
Mr. McCain had long feuded with President Donald Trump, and two White House officials said Mr. McCain’s family had asked, before the senator’s death, that Mr. Trump not attend the funeral services.
Vice President Mike Pence is likely to attend, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private discussions.
A day after Mr. McCain died of brain cancer at 81, his family, friends and congressional and state leaders were working out details of the farewell to the decorated Vietnam War hero, prisoner of war and six-term senator.
His office said that Mr. McCain will lie in state in the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday and have a funeral nearby on Thursday.
The procession will then head to Washington, where Mr. McCain will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday with a formal ceremony and time for the public to pay respects.
The next day, the procession will pass the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and head to a funeral at Washington National Cathedral. A private funeral is planned for Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who blocked Mr. McCain’s own White House ambitions, are among those expected to speak at Mr. McCain’s funeral …
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