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Vice President Mike Pence spoke Friday of John McCain's love of his country, service in the military and public office, tirelessness, iron will in honoring the senator's 35 years in Congress.

Pence attended Friday's ceremony on the behalf of President Donald Trump, who was not invited to any of McCain's services.

"Let me say to all those gathered and his beloved family, on behalf of a grateful nation, we will ever remember that John McCain served his country, and John McCain served his country honorably", Pence said.

"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.

Before his death, McCain requested Trump not attend his funeral.

Speaking to a national conference of the American Legion in Minneapolis, Pence said he wanted to address "a particular veteran that I know is on the hearts and minds of people all across America".

"In every generation, there are those who put country first, who prize service ahead of self, who summon idealism from a cynical age".

Earlier, after a brief invocation by the House chaplain, House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., spoke, lauding his former colleague and friend. These included one Twitter user who suggested that Meghan was mentally "trying to set Pence on fire".

A ceremony honoring Sen. Even as McCain battled brain cancer, Trump continued to criticize him for voting against a Republican health-care bill. Pence concluded, "May God bless the memory of John McCain".

McCain spoke out several times against Trump, including after the president's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at which Trump appeared to side with Putin instead of USA intelligence officials on the issue of election interference.

The day before, in Phoenix, McCain was eulogized as a "true American hero" at a crowded church service for the maverick politician that ended with the playing of Frank Sinatra's "My Way".

Watch a livestream from the U.S. Capitol.



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