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McCain laid to rest at US Naval Academy

The burial was private as per the wishes of McCain, the Arizona Republican and 2008 presidential nominee died August 25 from brain cancer at age 81.

Sam and Joan Smith were among the few people near the United States Naval Academy around noon Sunday. Some saluted or held signs paying tribute. "I say goodbye, but I'll thank God I knew a man like John McCain". "I think most Americans understand that".

People gather to watch the passing of John McCain's motorcade on his way to be laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

In remarks last week at a memorial service for McCain at the Arizona State Capitol, Kyl also made what many interpreted as a swipe at Trump's overly friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Add John McCain as an interest to stay up to date on the latest John McCain news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Mr McCain's sons Jack and Don were scheduled to pay tribute to him at the Sunday ceremony, alongside retired Army General David Petraeus and Senator Lindsey Graham, a long-time friend. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., to fill the Senate seat left by the late Sen.

For his final resting place, McCain picked the historic site overlooking the Severn River, not Arlington National Cemetery, where his father and grandfather, both admirals, are buried.

It is the last event in Washington, where McCain lived and worked for over 40 years, and part of McCain's five-day, cross-country funeral procession.

McCain, a lifelong rebel who graduated near the bottom of his class, had planned a military career.

For now, Kyl will pad Republicans' margin in the narrowly divided Senate.

He ran unsuccessfully for president twice, in 2000 and 2008. "I will miss him", Senator Jeff Flake, who represented Arizona alongside Mr McCain in Congress, wrote on Twitter.

John McCain's funeral, and while some people, including the president, were bothered by it, Senators Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham have made a decision to come to her defense.

While shepherding Supreme Court picks, Kyl has not indicated he's a Trump loyalist, saying in a February interview that the president is a "phenomenon that has to be dealt with".

A new Washington Post/ABC poll showed Trump's disapproval rating at an all-time high of 60 percent.

McCain's longtime friend in the Senate, Senator Lindsey Graham of SC, said he would tell the audience that "nobody loved a soldier more than John McCain" and that he would "have their back, travel where they go, never let them be forgotten".

The 76-year-old could be sworn in as early as Tuesday night.

"We just feel that he's somebody we admire", he told the Capital Gazette of Annapolis.

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