Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reportedly has not been invited to attend the funeral.
A McCain family spokesperson said the Capitol doors would remain open as long as there are people in line preparing to honor John McCain. McCain's wife Cindy and her sons Jack and Jimmy, dressed in formal military attire, received McCain's body ahead of the formal ceremony.
Carrasco and a friend had hoped to honor McCain's family by waving a set of three flags, including an American flag, a U.S. Navy flag and a POW-themed flag, outside the funeral home, according to The Washington Post. Ducey is also headed for a tough reelection battle in the fall, and is seeking a smooth replacement process.
Kyl said he would miss McCain and that his greatest contribution was national security.
A private ceremony will be held Wednesday morning at the Arizona State Capitol Museum rotunda, where McCain will lie in state. "Make no mistake, he fought like hell for the causes he believed in". It was unclear whether any successor would be inclined or able to play the role of public foil to Trump that McCain did, most notably in July 2017 when he cast the vote that blocked a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
John McCain was "Arizona's favourite adopted son", Governor Doug Ducey said on what would have been McCain's 82nd birthday.
McCain was a visible supporter of each of Arizona's sports teams.
McCain's casket will be at the center of the memorial service Wednesday, which would have been his 82nd birthday, with chairs set up on all sides and a lectern between the US and Arizonan flags.More news: Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. Becomes Highest Paid WR In NFL
McCain's body is expected to leave the Arizona State Capitol around 9:15 a.m. where he has lain in state overnight.
Schumer and Arizona's junior senator, Jeff Flake, will formally introduce the resolution soon.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said Wednesday that President Donald Trump called to salute him for his tribute on the Senate floor to John McCain following the death of his longtime friend.
The two political giants feuded for years over public policy and other matters.
Two memorials will be held in Arizona before McCain's coffin is taken to Washington, DC for more services on Friday and Saturday.
Ahead of them was 17-year-old Regina Akerson, a Phoenix high school senior who wrote a report on McCain her freshman year and needs to attend a government ceremony for class.