Hold off on new stationery: Senators balk renaming building for McCain
Aug 30, 2018, 03:09
Finally, under pressure from veterans and members of Congress, Trump said in a statement later on Monday that he respected McCain's service to the nation and had ordered flags to half-staff.
Almost 10 hours after the White House raised flags to full-staff following the death of Senator John McCain, officials have lowered them back to half-staff.
"What a great way to be exposed to the Capitol by hearing the life story of John McCain", Graham said, noting that McCain served in the House and Senate, was a Navy aviator and a war hero who was held prisoner for more than five years in North Vietnam. And he criticized the senator on Twitter, especially when their policy views differed. The lack of a formal statement - combined with the fact that White House flags were flown at half-staff only briefly - drew strong criticism from Republicans and veterans' groups as well as Democrats. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" "But believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here".
Mr. Trump's about-face came after he found himself mired in controversy over his rather conspicuous failure to pay tribute to Mr. McCain, who died Saturday at 81 after a year-long battle with brain cancer.
Trump ignored reporters' repeated questions about McCain at White House gatherings on Monday, but late Monday afternoon the flags were lowered again to half-staff.
McCain will lie in state at the US Capitol on Friday, an honor bestowed upon few public officials. "Let's focus on the man and what he did, and his life - but the media seems to have this fascination to try to use the death of John McCain to further betlittle and beat up Donald Trump".
Trump said he has now made a decision to lower the flag to half-staff until McCain's burial.
McCain was a frequent Trump critic and his family has said he did not want the president to attend his funeral.
Yant echoed Watkins' assessment of McCain, saying everyone has their own idea about what our country needs but he feels McCain always put America first.
A family spokesman issued a farewell statement from McCain in which he said of the United States: "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries".
Publicly, Trump has frequently railed against McCain's dramatic thumbs-down vote against the president's efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. He will be memorialized in ceremonies in his home state of Arizona and Washington DC this week and laid to rest in a private burial on Sunday.
McCain and Trump had clashed several times in the past.
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The public is prohibited from bringing flowers, sealed envelopes or other offerings into the building to honor McCain, and photography will not be allowed, officials said.
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