Rick Davis, a McCain family spokesman who was also the Arizona Republican's campaign manager and longtime adviser, read the letter in full at an emotional news conference Monday at which he also outlined plans for funeral and memorial services in honor of McCain, who died at age 81 on Saturday. "John McCain", Trump said during an event at the White House.

Trump had faced widespread criticism for initially rejecting a statement written by his aides praising McCain.

"He taught me that honor and imperfection are always in competition, " Sen.

The American flag at the White House was lowered to half-staff on Sunday. "I could not understand why the administration had the flags lowered".

McCain's committee now boasts eight members of the Republican 2014 class, some of the staunchest military hawks in the Senate.

McCain also defended the ideals of what came to be known as the liberal world order - the post-World War II architecture of American-led worldwide institutions and alliances that Trump often complains have become a burden.

"I understand he's finally relented late this afternoon but it shows what type of man Donald Trump is", Warner said.

"It is beneath the office of the president".

Following Mr McCain's death, admirers have recalled with fondness his insistence on fair and civil discourse - in contrast with the frequent incivility of Mr Trump and his habit of coining unflattering descriptions of political foes.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks about John McCain on the Senate floor, August 27, 2018.

"I remember him embracing a war that nobody wanted to talk about because he understood what it would cost to lose it", Graham said.

Following the death of a vice-president, the chief justice or a retired chief justice, a state governor, or the speaker of the House of Representatives the length of time flags should fly at half mast falls to 10 days. "That should have been automatic", he told The New York Times. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainVietnam veteran gives Cindy McCain his war medallion Senate chaplain thanks God for "gift" of McCain Senate drapes McCain's desk in black cloth MORE (R-Ariz.) should not have been delayed.

Another hot topic on the Hill Monday was trying to figure out who is prepared to step up and fill the maverick-sized hole that McCain's passing now leaves in the Senate and national politics.

"There is a little John McCain in all of us", he said, "and the little John McCain practiced by a lot of people can make this a really great nation".

But both men deeply admired the Arizona senator. Corker asked, before answering his own question. "I don't know. Ron Johnson maybe?"

"It is time we recognize that as the times change, so do our heroes", Schumer said.

"Let me take that back and think about it for a while", he added.