Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeAmerica’s uncivil speech must move from discord to dialogue Brutal summer for Republicans Overnight Defense: Biden honors McCain at Phoenix memorial service | US considers sending captured ISIS fighters to Gitmo and Iraq | Senators press Trump on ending Yemen civil war MORE (R-Ariz.) on Saturday shared a photo of three formers presidents from two political parties in attendance at the funeral for Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainOvernight Defense: McCain honored in Capitol ceremony | Mattis extends border deployment | Trump to embark on four-country trip after midterms Congress gives McCain the highest honor Poll: More Dems approve of McCain than Republicans after his death MORE (R-Ariz.), declaring “decency wins.”
Flake, a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpCalifornia lawmakers pass stiffest net neutrality law in US Trump criticizes ABC/WaPo poll that found support for impeachment Trump hails unions, touts trade moves in Labor Day message MORE, shared the photo of former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonStevie Wonder takes swipe at Trump during Aretha Franklin’s funeral: ‘We need to make love great again’ Maxine Waters gives ‘Wakanda’ salute at Aretha Franklin’s funeral Bill Clinton eulogizes Franklin: Hillary and I were ‘Aretha groupies’ MORE and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAmerica’s uncivil speech must move from discord to dialogue Media’s praise for McCain is warranted — but where was it in ’08? Top aides from McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign not invited to funeral: report MORE with their families at McCain’s funeral at the National Cathedral.
Decency Wins pic.twitter.com/7DkX1vNG4i
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) September 1, 2018
Flake, who is retiring after this year, joined McCain as one of Trump’s most vocal critics in the GOP, frequently criticizing the Trump administration over various policy positions and comments from the president.
The retiring senator has repeatedly criticized Trump in the past year, including taking to the Senate floor in January to denounce the president’s attacks on the mainstream news media.
Twenty-four senators, including Flake, attended the funeral service Saturday for McCain in Washington, D.C., according to Roll Call, while six former senators also attended.
McCain, who served in the Senate since 1987, was known for bucking party and operating as a “maverick” senator who frequently crossed party lines to find bipartisan consensus.
His funeral arrangements underscored his tense relationship with Trump, who questioned his status as a war hero during the 2016 presidential race and blasted his vote last year against a scaled-down ObamaCare repeal bill.
Trump was not invited to attend McCain’s funeral service, instead spending several hours on Saturday at at his golf course in Virginia. Trump’s daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump family, foundation seek dismissal of ‘self-dealing’ lawsuit Pence: ‘Liberals in national media’ met their match in Trump Trump lashes out at CNN, NBC in sustained media attacks MORE and son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill’s Morning Report: Trump shifts campaign focus from Senate to House Pence: ‘Liberals in national media’ met their match in Trump Trump lashes out at CNN, NBC in sustained media attacks MORE attended the funeral.
Bush and Obama, who both faced McCain during their respective White House runs, eulogized the late senator on Saturday among friends and family.
Published at Sat, 01 Sep 2018 20:58:54 +0000