John McCain would 'fight tooth and nail' for what he believed: Mitch McConnell

The Senate majority leader spoke at the late senator's service.
4:14 | 08/31/18

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Transcript for John McCain would 'fight tooth and nail' for what he believed: Mitch McConnell
Mr. Reich president. Mr. speaker. Colleagues. Distinguished. And McCain family. It's an honor to welcome you this morning. We gather to recognize. A great Walsh. And celebrated. A great life. We celebrate six decades of devotion to the American deal. And the cause law of human freedom. Generations of Americans. We'll continue to marvel. At the man. Who lies before us. The clock job Hampton. Naval aviator. Who barely scraped through school. And and fought for freedom. In this guy's. Who witness to our hot values even through terrible torture. And who became a generational leader in the United States senate for a nation errors. It's great debates. Not Herring are great debate should use the gentle way to describe. How John approach the work. Of a senator. Oblong joked that his guards at the Hanoi Hilton probably needed group therapy after John was finishing them. Well let's just say there were times when some of his son a college or attempted to form a support group. Of our own. He treated every issue with the intent today the people's business deserve. He would fight tooth and nail for his vision of the common good. Depending on the issue. You are news drama neither bigger stock just fell. Or of your most job. Opponent. At any moment he might be preparing an eloquent reflection on human liberty. Or devastating joke serve ago with a signature tackle. And that John McCain Glenn. In his. He had America's fighting spirit. Our noble idealism. Our solemn patriotism. And are slightly irreverent street. All roll into one. Al mr. dear friend who's my all reminded us that service. Is a privilege. And whose scars reminded us of the great cost that brave soldiers pay. For our freedom. John felt like bam a but of course it is surrounded. And Roberta. Banjo. And and it should make Megan Jack Jimmy and Bridget. Who could truly call fishermen. There own. Oh my over the senate. And into our nation. Thank you. Thank you for lending Helm to us. Longer then we had a right. Thank you for supporting him. While he supported. Half a world away where our nation's uniform. John McCain stood up for every values. That this capitol building. Represented. Then he brought that same patriotism inside its Walsh. The advocates for our service members. Are veterans. And our moral leadership. In the world. So it is only right that today. Near the end of his long journey. John last year. In this great all. Under this mighty dome. Like other American heroes. Before you know. Here. As a restless wave. Approaches the shores. Of eternity. We thank god for giving this country. John McCain.

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