Politics

As Capitol flag is lowered, White House flies at full staff before McCain funeral

After reports surfaced that President Donald Trump did not release a proposed lengthier statement referring to Sen. John McCain as a “hero,” White House reporters on Monday noted that flags on the property had been raised to full staff.

Flags remained at half staff at the nation’s Capitol.

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The move apparently came less than 48 hours after McCain died following a yearlong battle with brain cancer.

White House flag protocol calls for the flag to be lowered on the day of a senator’s death and the following day, but Trump has previously issued specific flag orders.

As of this writing, the White House had not responded to growing criticism.
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