We never hide from history.
The senator, who had largely withdrawn from public life after being diagnosed with an aggressive strain of brain cancer in the summer of 2017, had also let it be known that he did not want President Trump to attend his funeral service. In his adopted state of Arizona, where he lived for well over 30 years, McCain will lay in state in the state capitol on Wednesday and on Thursday, there will be a funeral service at North Phoenix Baptist Church. When asked names of USA military members, Swindle would instead falsely give names of former classmates.
Critics said this didn't show the usual level of respect for a public figure of Mr McCain's stature.
Former Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak at McCain's memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington on Saturday.
The president tweeted about Mr McCain after his death but has passed up several chances to comment publicly on the Arizona senator. McCain, for his part, recently slammed Trump's Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".
On Capitol Hill, his desk on the Senate floor was draped with a black cloth, and adorned with white roses. He said that McCain "was a true American hero".
A private burial service next Sunday will bring to a close almost a week of events to honor McCain.
Trump and McCain have feuded for years.
McCain's blunt criticism of Trump factored heavily into his strained relationship with the president, who reportedly rejected issuing an official White House statement praising the six-term Arizona senator after his death on Saturday, even as leaders from across the world paid tribute to McCain as a decorated Vietnam war hero who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war.
"On the behalf of The American Legion's two million wartime veterans, I strongly urge you to make an appropriate presidential proclamation noting Senator McCain's death and legacy of service to our nation, and that our nation's flag be half-staffed through his interment", said a statement directed to him from Denise Rohan, the organization's national commander.
John McCain was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. "There really is no room in the McCain family today to focus on anything but him".
"The Filipino people extend their deepest condolences to Senator McCain's family and to the people of the United States of America", he said.
Arizona law requires the governor of the state to name an appointee of the same political party who will serve until the next general election.
Fitzgerald has been close with McCain for a long time.
According to a statement from his office, McCain died on August 25 at 4:28 p.m. local time.
The list of potential successors that have been floated includes McCain's wife, Cindy McCain; Kirk Adams, Gov. Ducey's chief of staff; and Barbara Barrett, the first Republican woman to run for governor in the state and a former state lawmaker, the Republic reported.