U.S. Sen. John McCain Will Lie in State in the U.S. Capitol

McConnell, Congressional Leaders Announce Rare Honor For Friend and Colleague

WASHINGTON, D.C- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in coordination with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, today announced the late Senator John S. McCain will Lie in State at the United States Capitol Rotunda.

“Additional information on the ceremony will be provided soon. The McCain Family will provide additional details regarding arrangements beyond the Capitol ceremony.

“The nation mourns the loss of a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first and enriched this institution through many years of service. The Senate is keeping Cindy, the McCain family, all John’s friends and staff, and the people of Arizona in our prayers at this tremendously difficult time,” said Leader McConnell. “I appreciate my colleagues and the entire Senate and House family’s assistance with this honor.”

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