Executive Session (Johnson Nomination)

Senator Flake: (4:22 p.m.)

  • Spoke in tribute to Sen. John McCain.
    • "Until the very end. In service to John McCain meant living something unique in all the history of the world. Living in service to something unique. The American idea, E. Pluribus Unum, for many one, might seem like a quaint vessel compared to the brutal and determined divisions of our time, but it was an idea that defined John McCain's life. In it and through his service, he defied characterization, frustrated the tired conventions the way party loyalists are supposed to behave, acted against his own political interests time and time again in a way that from our vantage point today is nothing short of awe inspiring and he recognized that democracy was hard but that living in bondage to tyranny was far harder."