North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has requested that a Gov. Charles B. Aycock statue at the U.S. Capitol be replaced by a statue of Rev. Billy Graham.
Noting Graham's close relationship with him and other presidents over six decades, Clinton said he agrees with people who say religion and politics shouldn't mix too much.
Monday afternoon, former President George W. Bush and wife, Laura, arrived in Charlotte to pay their respects.
As they walked through the carpeted room, mourners occasionally paused to look at the closed coffin, or at mahogany-framed photos of Graham and his family on the walls and furniture.
Graham died at 8:00 am EST (1300 GMT) last Wednesday, February 21, at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, according to Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. As Clinton paid his respects to Graham on Tuesday, one thing stuck out in his mind about those one-on-one White House chats.
Debbie Rine said she is thankful to be a small part of what is going on today in Charlotte. Billy Graham and dad were great buddies.
Clinton says Graham changed his life when he saw his crusade in Arkansas at a football stadium when he was 11.
On Monday, crowds parked at two designated spots in Charlotte and boarded buses to the Billy Graham Library.
Mother passed her faith on to daughter, and Turner said she passed it down to five children and four great-grandchildren.
The tradition of using the Capitol Rotunda to pay tribute to distinguished Americans began in 1852, but historically that honor has been given to military officers and elected officials who have "lain in state".
President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend the funeral on Friday, but former President Barack Obama will not be attending. His body will be at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday and Thursday before Friday's funeral in Charlotte.
The man known as "America's Pastor" would eventually preach to an estimated 210 million people in person as well as many more through media outlets.