Dave Chappelle visited Washington, D.C., on Friday to attend the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCain20 years after 9/11, US foreign policy still struggles for balance What the chaos in Afghanistan can remind us about the importance of protecting democracy at home 'The View' plans series of conservative women as temporary McCain replacements MORE’s (R-Ariz.) memorial services.
Footage showed the comedian being escorted through the Capitol Rotunda, where visitors paid their respects before McCain’s American flag-draped casket.
McCain died on Saturday at age 81 after being diagnosed last year with an aggressive form of brain cancer. His death came one day after his family announced his decision to discontinue medical treatment.
The late Arizona Republican, a former Vietnam prisoner of war and the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, received an outpouring of tributes and respect from friends and colleagues across the political spectrum following the news of his death, which came less than a week before his 82nd birthday.
Chappelle, like McCain, has a history of being critical of President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE and said during a comedy special that aired last year that he “feels sorry” for “poor whites” who voted for Trump in the 2016 election because the commander in chief doesn't have their best interests in mind.
“You are poor. He’s fighting for me,” Chappelle said.