Dave Chappelle pays respects to McCain at Capitol
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Dave Chappelle visited Washington, D.C., on Friday to attend the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainArizona race becomes Senate GOP’s ‘firewall’ Trump administration weakens methane pollution standards for drilling on public lands Another recession could hit US in 2019, says credit union association chief 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.

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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 John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada 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.