Besides the proposal to rename the Russell Senate Office building, lawmakers may consider naming a committee room used by the Senate Armed Services Committee after McCain, who was the panel's chairman, McConnell said. John McCain on Saturday, politicians and supporters across the country were left remembering the legacy of a strong political figure who withstood a Washington career that spanned four decades, two failed presidential bids and a life-changing military career that included being held captive as a prisoner of war for more than five years.
Reflecting ahead of Wednesday's service, Arizona governor Doug Ducey tweeted: "We are privileged as a state to have called him a fellow Arizonan, and we are honoured to have the opportunity to celebrate his life".
Palin family source says, "Out of respect to Senator McCain and his family we have nothing to add at this point". May you rest in peace, Senator John McCain.
"Imagining an Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon", Ducey said.
"I felt like if there was any good day for it, today was going to be the day", he said of the pin.
Senator Jeff Flake offered the benediction at the service. Members of the public began lining up hours in advance for a casket viewing that was to begin in the afternoon.
An event organizer is shown Monday in Phoenix in the rotunda of the Arizona State Capitol, where the late USA senator will lie in state. Black curtains hung in the rotunda.
McCain's burial site at the U.S. Naval Academy also includes two other burial plots reserved for McCain's widow, Cindy McCain, as well as Larson's widow.
Throughout the morning, volunteers outside filled coolers with ice and water bottles for the crowds gathered under canopies to wait for the viewing. "McCain would have wanted it", Mr. Cornyn said.
Cindy McCain was supported by her sons Jack (L) and Jimmy (R) at the service.
"I never had anybody in my family who served, so for me he's my veteran, my hero". Bob Corker said he was "all for" renaming the building in McCain's honor but that "there'll probably be some discussion about that" in both parties. "So, I was really taken aback by it".
Veteran Judith Hatch handed out flags to those assembled, saying Arizona lost a champion for the military.
"We're in a new era now", Corker said Monday.
Regarding how Donald Trump was not invited to John McCain's funeral, Wilson opined that the president might be hurting from the snub because the flurry of McCain-related reports has taken a lot of attention away from him.
The statement continued, "Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the a year ago, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John's many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers".
"He believed in something", said Hubbard, who had voted for McCain.