Graham Shares What He Learned From John McCain

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Following the SC senator's speech on the Senate floor, Graham talked with reporters about McCain and what his absence means for the Senate and American politics moving forward.

"This is Washington. There's going to be 50 percent for something and 50 percent against something", Perdue said Tuesday.

"It's a further tribute to our colleague that there's no shortage of good ideas", McConnell said.

"We will remember John for many things: for his courage as a sailor, for his dedication as a senator, and for his principle as a statesman", Hatch said.

"We weaken it when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals, rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been", he said - an apparent reference to Trump's plans for a border wall.

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Mr Davis also shared Mr McCain's farewell statement in which he described himself as "the luckiest person on earth".

The late senator led three major efforts at overhauling immigration laws, but each ended in failure because Republicans walked away amid political uprising from their conservative base.

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"Russell is somebody that's obviously a huge figure, but it is an era that's gone by".

"Each day, for more than 2,000 days, he endured horrors that few of us could imagine", Hatch said.

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Flake, who has become an outspoken critic of president Trump, used his floor remarks to ding Trump, who acknowledged "differences" with McCain in a statement he finally released honoring the Vietnam hero. Corker asked, before answering his own question.

"I'm going to try and make this somewhat fun, even though I don't feel in a amusing mood right now", Graham said. Richard Shelby of Alabama.

Senators who served alongside McCain, an joined him on congressional delegations to global hotspots sang his praises - and some even allowed for criticism of his rebellious and confrontational streak.

Republican Sen Bill Cassidy, of Louisiana, said he'd "rather find another way" than rename the Russell building.

Russell served in the Senate from 1933 until his death and was known as a "senator's senator" because of his mastery of Senate rules. It gave the nation something to talk about at a time when we can't agree on anything. New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams wrote in March 1999 that a dinner with Beatty and actress Annette Bening, his wife, resulted in McCain saying he would pick a pro-choice candidate for vice president.

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