Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder lowers flags to honor Sen. John McCain

28 August, 2018, 13:14 | Author: Stuart Potter
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It will conclude almost a week of events honouring the man, whose body will lie in state on Wednesday in the Arizona State Capitol and on Friday in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC, with a formal ceremony and time for the public to pay respects. But his condition did not stop him from taking the political centre stage, especially by railing against what he saw as the excesses of President Donald Trump.

On 'Hannity, ' Republican lawmaker from SC says he wants to give John McCain the send-off he deserves. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!"

Trump and McCain had come to political blows many times and Trump notably commented during the 2016 presidential campaign: "He's a war hero because he was captured".

He later told evangelical leaders that "we very much appreciate everything that senator McCain has done for our country". In war and peace, John McCain dedicated himself to service and sacrifice for our country.

One of McCain's long-serving Senate colleagues, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Sunday, "The nation mourns the loss of a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first and enriched this institution through many years of service".

His final memorial service, a private ceremony will take place at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

The Richmond man, and former naval aviator, spent five and a half years with McCain has a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.

As Hannity mentioned that after his passing, several people - who weren't necessarily fond of McCain - changed their tune about the senator, later praising him for his dedication to America.

Trump’s White House Fails to Keep Flag at Half-staff to Honor McCain
Former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak at a service at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "He was a war hero because he was captured".

Marc Short, the former White House Director of Legislative Affairs under President Donald Trump, said that the news media should blame itself for President Donald Trump not personally honoring the late Sen.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

However, others have noted that there is a code for flags flying at half-staff for the death of members of Congress.

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

"Mr. President, just this year, you released presidential proclamations noting the deaths of Barbara Bush and Billy Graham".

I have asked Vice President Mike Pence to offer an address at the ceremony honoring Senator McCain at the United States Capitol this Friday.

White House chief of staff John Kelly, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor John Bolton will represent the administration during services.


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