Hatch Apologizes to McCain for Suggesting Trump Should Attend His Funeral

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Hatch Apologizes to McCain for Suggesting Trump Should Attend His Funeral

It all started during the 2016 presidential primary when Trump claimed that McCain was only deemed a war hero because he was captured during the Vietnam War.

Utah senator Orrin Hatch apologised to Senator McCain after initially calling the plan "ridiculous".

Rep. Gregory Meeks, who was also part of the panel, said that he expects nothing less from McCain, who he described as "honest" and the "opposite of Donald Trump".

"I'd like everybody to take a collective breath and chill out on my dad for a second - especially Orrin Hatch", Meghan McCain said on ABC's "The View".

The Arizona senator's daughter, Meghan McCain, rebuked Hatch earlier in the day following comments the senator made about her father.

Hatch spokesman Matt Whitlock confirmed to USA Today that "Senator Hatch sent a note directly to Senator McCain" but he said Hatch "won't be sharing it publicly".

Struck by the unusualness of this statement, some on Twitter suggested it would probably make little to no difference if Trump attended the funeral, as long as McCain attended himself, insisting that death couldn't be used as an excuse to sanctify McCain.

McCain turned around and voted against Obamacare repeal in 2017 despite urging from Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, delivering the bill-crushing vote with a theatrical middle-of-the-night thumbs-down.

"We talked about the need for people to stand up and speak out", said Biden, adding that the senator encouraged him to "not walk away" from politics and running for president in the 2020 election. Nor could I support it [the Graham-Cassidy bill] without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Yet some Twitter users mocked Trump for being the only one on the list of "undesired" guests.

"I've spoken out of turn", Hatch told reporters Tuesday, according to The Hill.

But there is something even more troubling regarding Trump when it comes to that war. Recently US media reported that close to the McCain party is informed of the "black list" of persons at the funeral of the Senator-Republican.

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