The White House has again lowered the American flag to half-staff after earlier backlash as the nation continues to mourn the passing of Senator John McCain.
Many people were stunned by the flag only being lowered for a short time following the death of such a prominent American political figure. The decision earlier came between reporting yesterday that President Donald Trump nixed a White House statement on McCain and the President’s ignoring of reporters’ shouted questions today about McCain.
Now the flag is at half-staff again:
There’s been a lot of focus on this today, but the White House flag is now at half staff, after being fully raised earlier in the day. pic.twitter.com/MPZvGjnN7T
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) August 27, 2018
— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) August 27, 2018
UPDATE: Moments ago flag atop White House lowered back down to half-staff. President has authority to extend period to honor death of a Senator, all day WH has refused to answer q’s about why the flag was at full staff this AM after death of Senator McCain. @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/eQWg3AQVsQ
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) August 27, 2018
You can watch CNN’s report above.
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