"John McCain's sacrifice and the sacrifices made by all our POWs and MIAs must never be forgotten".
Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama issued a statement sending their "heartfelt condolences" to McCain's wife, Cindy and their family. Members of the public will be able to pay their respects at the State Capitol. As The Inquisitr has reported, Trump not only refused to apologize for the remark but later told a reporter that McCain's experience as a prisoner of war was "irrelevant".
President Donald Trump, whom McCain had strongly criticised, tweeted, "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain".
He will then lie in state in the Arizona state capitol and be buried at Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
BBC reports that sources quoted by U.S. media said President Trump would not be invited to the funeral and the current administration would probably be represented by Vice-President Mike Pence.
Trump and McCain were at odds until the end. McCain in the Arizona State Capitol Rotunda from 2 p.m.to 8 p.m.
When Mr Trump announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in June 2015, suggesting many Mexican immigrants were criminals and "rapists", Mr McCain denounced him for using language that "fired up the crazies". French President Emmanuel Macron called McCain "a true American hero".More news: David Luiz admits he would have left if Antonio Conte had stayed
The man who ran the Hỏa Lò Prison where John McCain was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam has penned a tribute to the late senator.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., also remembered McCain as "a man of decency and honor" and "a friend of mine".
Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said that "the world will never be the same" without McCain's voice.
"He was falling in the polls but it was more important for him to make sure that America won the surge and won the war in Iraq than it was for him to win a political campaign", Walker said.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who developed a friendship with McCain while they served together in the Senate, said the Arizona lawmaker will "cast a long shadow".
And House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) supported Schumer's proposal in an interview on ABC's "This Week".
"As you go through life, you meet few truly great people".