The pallbearers and speakers who will participate in the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainKelly takes under-the-radar approach in Arizona Senate race Voting rights, Trump's Big Lie, and Republicans' problem with minorities Sinema, Manchin curb Biden's agenda MORE's (R-Ariz.) memorial service and a ceremony at the Capitol this upcoming weekend have been announced.
McCain was lauded throughout his life for maintaining friendships and striking deals across the aisle, and the ceremonies commemorating his life reflect that disposition.
The pallbearers, who will help carry his coffin at the Washington National Cathedral memorial service on Saturday, include actor Warren Beatty, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures US raises concerns about Russian troop movements to Belarus Putin tests a model for invading Ukraine, outwitting Biden's diplomats MORE, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), former Sen. Gary Hart (D-Colo.), former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge (R), McCain's former chief of staff Mark Salter, founder and president of FedEx Fred Smith, Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseInfrastructure spending should not facilitate sawing down our National Forests Garland vows prosecutions 'at any level' over Jan. 6 To save America's democracy, Democrats need to start acting like Republicans MORE (D-R.I.), Vice Chairman of Open Russia Vladimir Kara-Murza, longtime fundraiser Carla Eudy, businessman Stephen Dart and former McCain presidential campaign manager Richard Davis.
Each of the pallbearers is listed as a "friend" of McCain's in a schedule of events shared by the senator's office.
Tributes and readings will be offered by former President George W. Bush, former President Obama, Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamKyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Hillicon Valley: Amazon's Alabama union fight — take two McConnell will run for another term as leader despite Trump's attacks MORE (R-S.C.), former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and former Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteBiden's FDA nominee advances through key Senate committee The 10 races that will decide the Senate majority Manchin, Sanders will oppose Biden FDA nominee Califf MORE (R-N.H.), as well as several family members. All those who are not family members are listed as friends of McCain's as well.
The former GOP presidential nominee is scheduled to lie in state at the Capitol on Friday, an honor that has been granted to only 30 public figures in U.S. history. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellNAACP president presses senators on voting rights: 'You will decide who defines America' Sununu says he skipped Senate bid to avoid being 'roadblock' to Biden for two years 'All or nothing' won't bolster American democracy: Reform the filibuster and Electoral Count Act MORE (R-Ky.), Speaker of the House Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanOn The Trail: Retirements offer window into House Democratic mood Stopping the next insurrection Former Sen. Bob Dole dies at 98 MORE (R-Wis.), and Vice President Pence are slated to make remarks at the ceremony.
President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE is not scheduled to speak at any of the events honoring McCain.
He also will not be attending McCain's funeral on Sunday, though the president said in a statement on Monday that he is sending administration officials in his place, including White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, national security adviser John Bolton and Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisTrump's 'Enemies List' — end of year edition The US can't go back to business as usual with Pakistan The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate nears surprise deal on short-term debt ceiling hike MORE.
McCain died on Saturday evening, a year after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He reportedly did not invite Trump, with whom he had a fraught relationship, to his funeral.
McCain will also lie in state in the Arizona state Capitol earlier in the week.