Trump Was Predictably Petty Following The Death Of Senator John McCain

Plans take shape for the funeral services for US Republican Senator John McCain. Two presidents are expected at services

The senator will lie in state at the Arizona state capitol on Wednesday with his first memorial service taking place in Phoenix on Thursday.

The republicans close to Ducey called such nominees: widow Cindy McCain, ex-senator from Arizona Jon Kyl and two former members of the House of Representatives John Shadegg and Matt Salmon. Trump's proclamation came just hours after the White House flag had been returned to full-staff, drawing complaints from right and left. In a statement on McCain's death, Obama highlighted those instances and said even though they lived on different sides of the political spectrum, they both had a common goal.

The White House has not issued a more robust statement since Trump's tweet.

Top Democrat Chuck Schumer and top Republican Mitch McConnell said flags on all government buildings should be at half-staff for the late senator.

Defense Department guidelines call for flags to be flown at half-staff "from the day of death through the following day" in the event a United States senator or member of Congress dies.

For an associate justice of the Supreme Court, secretary of executive or military department, former vice president, or governor, the prescribed time is from "the day of death until interment". The Washington Post notes that the White house is a common practice - the official publication of the obituary in case of death of an outstanding American.

After the news emerged of Arizona Sen.

President Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for almost five days after Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009.

After Democratic Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House flown at half-staff for five days.

As a young U.S. Navy pilot, McCain was shot down over Hanoi, Vietnam, in 1967. One of his most significant contributions as a senator was to help reconcile USA relations with Vietnam in 1995 - an achievement of both personal and professional significance.

The tweet said, "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain". A member of Congress is supposed to get the flags lowered on the day of his or her death, as well as the day after. On Friday, McCain will lie in Washington at the Capitol Rotunda where there will be a formal ceremony for people to pay their respects.



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