Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Pence Honors McCain at Legion Convention in Mpls

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Steve Townsend | 04 September, 2018, 12:54

Vice President Mike Pence lavishly praised the "lifetime of service" of the late senator John McCain during a speech Thursday to a veterans' group that had criticized President Donald Trump this week for not immediately issuing a proclamation to lower USA flags in the senator's honor.

While several social media users suggested that Meghan McCain was glaring mainly because Pence mentioned Trump in his speech, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin went into further detail, writing that the senator's daughter might have been specifically reacting to Pence being a "spineless" representative of the president, who has yet to publicly condemn his controversial statements and actions.

"The President asked me to be here on behalf of a grateful nation to pay a debt of honour and respect to a man who served our country throughout his life in uniform and in public office and it's my great honour to be here".

"It is deeply humbling to stand before you today at the United States Capitol to commemorate the life and service of an American patriot", Pence said.

Pence then praised McCain's service in Congress, calling him "one of the most unwavering advocates of our Armed Forces to ever serve".

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Pence, who has lengthy described himself as a "Christian, a conservative and a Republican - in that expose", also defended his religion in February after one among the co-hosts of the ABC daytime talk order The Check cracked that Pence is mentally in miserable health if he thinks Jesus is talking to him.

This side eye Meghan McCain is giving Mike Pence.

"After the dinner, John, who was more than 20 years older than me, walked up, put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Mike, we have a few more meetings tonight. John McCain was such a man", Pence said in the Capitol Rotunda, standing before congressional leaders, military brass and government officials. "Meghan McCain's glare was an appropriate reaction to Pence's hypocrisy", said Rubin.

The ceremony was just the latest in a week's worth of them for the statesman, former prisoner of war and two-time presidential candidate. Burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is scheduled to take place Sunday.

McCain died of cancer Saturday.

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