CNN analyst Ron Brownstein said on Saturday that Sen. John McCain‘s funeral was more than a remembrance of a man. It was a “call to arms.”
During the funeral on Saturday, speaker after speaker addressed the political climate pervading Washington DC.
“The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She is resourceful and confident and secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she’s strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.” daughter Meghan McCain said taking a less than subtle jab at President Donald Trump, whose name went unsaid.
Former President Barack Obama noted during his eulogy: “So much of our politics can seem small and mean and petty. Trafficking in bombast and insult, phony controversies and manufactured outrage.”
Likewise, former President George W. Bush said in his eulogy that McCain, “detested the abuse of power and could not abide bigots and swaggering despots.”
During CNN’s afternoon broadcast, host Ana Cabrera asked Brownstein for his thoughts after attending the funeral.
Brownstein said he was struck by the tone of what was being said.
“I was struck by the tone of today’s funeral. It was less a eulogy than a call to arms,” the CNN analyst said. “Every speaker — either directly or indirectly — made a very affirmative case for a different kind of politics… It was a bipartisan rejection of this kind of politics that is inherently grounded in division.”
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