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Arizona Senator John McCain’s funeral plans reportedly include Vice President Mike Pence, but not President Trump, according to the New York Times.

The Times on Saturday reported on the “memories and regrets” the senator shared with friends who have come to visit his Arizona ranch. The article included details about funeral plans for the ailing senator, who is suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer.

“His intimates have informed the White House that their current plan for his funeral is for Vice President Mike Pence to attend the service to be held in Washington’s National Cathedral but not President Trump, with whom Mr. McCain has had a rocky relationship,” according to the Times.

McCain’s “rocky relationship” with Trump famously began early in the 2016 GOP primary, when then candidate Trump said McCain was “not a war hero” in response to a disparaging remark the senator made about Trump’s supporters.

The Arizona senator withdrew his support of Trump after the “Access Hollywood” tapes came to light, and has been a prominent critic of both Trump and his policies ever since, even managing to return to Washington from surgery late last year to ensure the defeat of the GOP healthcare bill.

McCain’s upcoming memoir, “The Restless Wave,” will be released in June. Among the revelations included in the book is the admission that the 2008 GOP presidential nominee regretted picking then Alaska Governor Sarah Palin over his friend, former Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman.

“It was sound advice that I could reason for myself,” McCain wrote about getting advice that appointing Lieberman would alienate the GOP base. “But my gut told me to ignore it and I wish I had.”

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33 Comments
  • Dusty says:

    Oh Please ! Some of these very nasty comments. What have we become? Sen McCain served to protect what you are allowed to say. Go and see what he had to live in for 5 years as a POW the cage. They had a replica at Andersonville where my husband is buried? Tell me those who here write some disgusting comments could ever do this. He could have been let out earlier and refused said stay with his men. I back this Pres to do a job for us the people and NO I do not agree with all he says per for sure not PC so many times. No doubt Sen McCain is trying to figure out he lost for President and how Pres Trump won? Not been a good time for McCain. Sad to now have to go and be so ill. I am an RN and took care of cancer patients and it is not a good time . Pray for his family and I like his daughter Meghan and she tries to stand for the Republicans and not always agree with her The View group who daily attack Pres Trump. No more these horrible horrible comments this should not be who we are as a people.

  • Tom says:

    Okay John – we get it – you’re an ANGRY OLD MAN. Thats the way you’ll be remembered – as an ANGRY OLD MAN. So do you think your latest tantrum will win you any points? No John, it will solidify you’re just an ANGRY OLD MAN. It must be terrible being you.

  • Sandra says:

    I didn’t know people got invited to a funeral.

    • Myra Ansell says:

      I just hope John Mcain finds Jesus before God takes him and if he gets saved he will have to forgive President Trump !God help us all

  • Karen says:

    If I was Pence, I wouldn’t go, either!

  • GramcrackerR says:

    How pathetic to spend whatever time he has left knit-picking over who should come to his funeral! And to supply one final bit of traitorous info to request people from the opposing camp to speak at his funeral!! Guess he realizes he burner too many bridges?? I am so sorry I ever supported him!!

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