Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

White House lowers flags to half-staff to honor McCain following outcry

A statue of Sen. Richard Russell stands in the rotunda of a Senate office building named after him A statue of Sen. Richard Russell stands in the rotunda of a Senate office building named after him. J. Scott Applewhite AP
Anna Jefferson | 28 August, 2018, 23:27

Karen Travers tweeted "Flags at the White House were lowered to half staff this weekend for the passing of John McCain but this morning they are back to full staff". Following McCain's death, some criticized the president for a lack of respect for the senator whom Trump had criticized numerous times.

"But I would not begin to compare myself to John McCain, I really wouldn't".

Trump's reluctance to participate in the national remembrance was awkward and uncomfortable, even by the standards of a leader who acknowledges he doesn't act like a typical president.

First Lady Melania Trump thanked the late Senator John McCain for his service.

Flags at embassies, consular offices, and legations will also be flown at half-staff.

Trump released an official statement on the death of the late senator two days after his death, and the White House re-lowered its flags to half-staff amid pubic pressure to keep them there until McCain's burial.

Schumer also called on Republicans to join him in his efforts to rename a Senate office building, now named for the controversial former Sen. He said in a statement that this week was a time to honor McCain's "remarkable life" and pay respects to his family.

McCain also defended the ideals of what came to be known as the liberal world order - the post-World War II architecture of American-led global institutions and alliances that Trump often complains have become a burden.

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Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said, "I think I'd be in favor of naming nearly any building for McCain, but I'm not sure that I want to make a decision on a specific building at this point". Again and again, senators took note of McCain's absence, now permanent. That prompted many Americans to lower flags to half-staff, a traditional gesture of honor.

The American flag flies at full-staff over the White House on Monday.

Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen.

That was after complaints had risen all day from both right and left, and then from a group the president assuredly does not want to offend. Trump has repeatedly said that McCain, who spent more than five years as a POW in Vietnam, was "not a war hero", and continued to snub the longtime senator throughout his battle with brain cancer.

While the president's statement sought to defuse the controversy, the upcoming weeklong celebration of McCain's life is likely to bring new awkwardness.

"We were tapping on the wall to find out who's over there, and the next thing I know I'm tapping to John McCain". "Godspeed Senator McCain. My prayers for Cindy and the handsome McCain family", he posted with a picture of the two of them standing in Washington, D.C. McCain said that upon capture he was beaten by an angry mob and bayoneted in the groin.

A final letter from Sen. 'I think any discussion of what any one individual has done or said, if you look at the gravity of all he reactions around the world - world leaders our allies - it's been huge. "When the president mentioned John, he got applause".

McCain was known for his temper and short fuse but, while he often got into tiffs with fellow senators, reporters, and others he usually would get over the disagreement and form a working relationship.

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