John McCain: White House urged to lower flags for senator

Aug 28, 2018, 00:32
John McCain: White House urged to lower flags for senator

The death of United States Senator John McCain has prompted an outpouring of tributes to the Vietnam War hero who has been a dominant figure in USA politics for decades.

Residents and USA officials laid flowers near a concrete sculpture of McCain by the capital's Truc Bach lake, commemorating the site where the former Navy pilot - who died Saturday aged 81 - was shot down and detained during the Vietnam War.

At the request of the McCain family, I have also authorized military transportation of Senator McCain's remains from Arizona to Washington, D.C., military pallbearers and band support, and a horse and caisson transport during the service at the United States Naval Academy. He will be buried on Sunday in Annapolis, Md. During a string of appearances before reporters, the President maintained his silence, choosing to ignore questions about the late Arizona Republican. Daniel Inouye, president pro tem of the Senate, who died in office in December 2012.

The avid Republican took to Twitter to share his brainwave, calling on Cindy McCain to be "appointed to fill Senate seat now vacated by [the] death of [her] hero husband", - the Vietnam-War-hero-turned-senator and presidential candidate.

The Rev. Billy Graham earlier this year became one of four people who have lain in honor at the Capitol, which is different from lying in state.

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President Trump and John McCain had feuded for years, and Trump was reportedly not invited to McCain's funeral.

Mr. Trump did not issue a formal proclamation on McCain's death until Monday afternoon.

"The damage inflicted by President Trump's naivete, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate", McCain said at the time. Our hearts and prayers are with you!"-but it's the Instagram version of that sentiment that's getting all the attention".

On August 24, the McCain family released a statement announcing that the politician would be ending his treatment after over a year.

A final letter from Senator John McCain expressed his deep gratitude and love of country, and offered words of wisdom to his fellow Americans.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "I am deeply saddened by the passing of John McCain, a great American patriot and a great supporter of Israel".

"At that time I liked him personally for his toughness and strong stance", he told the newspaper Vietnam News, published by the official Vietnam News Agency.

Rick Davis, spokesperson for Senator John McCain's family, reacted as he speaks to the media on Monday.

"Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here", McCain wrote. John McCain, but it was never sent out, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.

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