John McCain makes one last move to send a message about Russia to Trump
Sen. John McCain (R), Donald Trump -- AFP/Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Politico reported that the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has one final message to President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.


During McCain's funeral, which he planned, he appointed Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza to carry his coffin. Kara-Murza will carry his coffin to the front of the Washington National Cathedral during Saturday’s memorial service.

Kara-Murza, 36, has worked with McCain for more than seven years to criticize Putin. Kara-Murza works as the vice chairman of the Open Russia movement and chairman of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom.

McCain has referred to Kara-Murza as a man who is, "A personal hero whose courage, selflessness and idealism I find awe-inspiring.”

Together the two pushed an anti-Putin measure through Congress called the Magnitsky Act, which put sanctions on Russia. “On the Magnitsky Act, on public advocacy for Russian political prisoners, and on speaking the truth about Putin’s regime, McCain was indispensable,” Kara-Murza wrote in The Washington Post.

The moves symbolize that even his death, McCain is strongly against a Trump-Putin relationship and that his work will carry on through the lives of others.