Other names being floated as potential successors are state political stalwarts Jon Kyl, who was McCain's U.S. Senate partner from 1995 to 2013, former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods and former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg.
"He said help him where you can just don't get sucked into all this bull shit", Graham said regarding what advice McCain gave him on working with the president.
The longtime feud between the two men reached its peak on Monday, after the White House raised its flag to full staff, prompting outrage at what people took to be a slight of the late senator.
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The World Cup victor took straight to Twitter when the club's official account reported the comments replying, "Oops". "But I am happy with the players because they run and they fight, and also we need (to) continue working tactically".
Throughout Trump's presidency, McCain did not hesitate to speak candidly about policy differences with Trump, including the president's friendly posture toward Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"But good, decent, honorable is John McCain", he said.
White House Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to comment on reports that Trump had refused to issue a statement prepared by staff praising the heroism and life of McCain.
Gonzo and McCain have been friends since the days Luis played for the Arizona Diamondbacks - they would text, talk on the phone and attend events together.
During the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump mocked McCain's war service.
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Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held on 31 August in her hometown of Detroit , her publicist has said. After honoring her, Grande discussed the buzziest song on Sweetener , a track called "Pete Davidson".
Thursday's ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. ET at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix.
Trump and McCain had a tense relationship, and McCain was one of the administration's most outspoken Republican critics.
In Washington, Mr. McCain's death has been a rare occasion for bipartisan praise for his lifetime in public service. Courage, commitment, integrity, and sacrifice: "These are the precepts he lived by and by which he will always be remembered", Hatch said.
As a reminder of McCain's absence, his desk in the Senate chamber remained empty, covered in a black cloth topped with a vase of white roses.
Senators returning to work were saddened by his passing.
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The atmosphere around the course was electric, the bumper crowd caught up in another vintage PGA Championship performance. I warmed up hitting it left, I was hitting it right with every single club, even my sand wedge I wasn't doing very good.
Reflecting the difficulty of navigating deep-seated partisan and Southern politics, senior Republican lawmakers are tapping the brakes on the effort to rename the Russell Senate Office Building after the late Sen. I know how the Senate feels about Senator McCain.
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