Funeral plans are underway for late Sen. John McCain, who passed away Saturday evening .
In the wake of his death, celebrities and politicians nationwide have mourned the maverick, who’s been praised for showing that civility can still exist when it comes to American politics.
McCain, too, seems to have thought his death should bring people together—even his former political opponents. According to a report from the New York Times , Barack Obama and
George W. Bush have been asked to give eulogies at McCain’s funeral. McCain previously lost the Republican presidential nomination to Bush, and later lost the presidential election against Obama in 2008.
If initial plans for McCain’s funeral remain the same, then Vice President Mike Pence will attend, but Donald Trump is not invited. Trump once insulted McCain by saying he wasn’t a war hero because he had been captured.
Following McCain’s death, Obama released a statement. “Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. At John’s best, he showed us what that means. And for that, we are all in his debt,” he wrote.
Former President Barack Obama remembered Sen. John McCain's dedication to the nation.
"We saw this country as a place where anything is possible – and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way," he said in a statement. https://t.co/fd0rBCoETR pic.twitter.com/2OKdL6SRAS
— CNN (@CNN) August 26, 2018
McCain passed away after a year-long fight with glioblastoma. He was 81.