U.S. – ‘My name’s Joe Biden. And I’m a Democrat. And I loved John McCain’: Biden gives emotional eulogy at McCain’s memorial service

Joe Biden John McCain servicebY CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//Former Vice President Joe Biden gave an emotional eulogy at Sen. John McCain’s memorial service in Arizona on Thursday, calling the former Republican presidential candidate “a brother.”2018-08-30 (41).png

He described Senator John McCain  as a man of decency, respectability, fairness, respect for law and order, human rights and embodied what it is to be a true American patriot whose consideration transcended politics, and served his country with honor.

“Above all, we understood the same thing, all politics is personal,” Biden said of his similarities with McCain. “It’s all about trust. I trusted John with my life, and I would, and I think he would trust me with his.”

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Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that President Donald Trump called him after he delivered an emotional farewell to Sen. John McCain on the Senate floor, telling the South Carolina Republican he “did right by his friend.””He called yesterday after my speech and he couldn’t have been nicer. He said, ‘That was very sad. I just want to let you know you did right by your friend.’ I said, Thank you Mr. President.'” 2018-08-30 (6)Graham told CNN’s Dana Bash in an interview on “Inside Politics” Wednesday, adding that the call from the President was “right out of the blue.”Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that President Donald Trump called him after he delivered an emotional farewell to Sen. John McCain on the Senate floor, telling the South Carolina Republican he “did right by his friend.”

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“Many people might wonder what a young, African American kid from Minnesota and a highly decorated Vietnam War hero-turned-United States Senator might have in common,” Fitzgerald said, via the Cardinals’ official website. “Well, I thought of a few.

“I’m black. He was white. I’m young. He wasn’t so young. He lived with physical limitations brought on by war. I’m a professional athlete. He ran for president. I run out of bounds. He was the epitome of toughness, and I do everything I can to avoid contact. I have flowing locks, and well, he didn’t. How does this unlikely pair become friends? I’ve asked myself the same question. But, you know what the answer is. That’s just who he is.”

Fitzgerald said he and McCain spent a lot of time together over the years, sometimes seeing each other on the practice field at the Cardinals‘ facility, and even communicated through text messages.2018-08-30 (16).png

 

 

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