Gov. Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff to honor McCain

Tran Trong Duyet the former director of the infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' prison grew to respect the young John McCain

Tran Trong Duyet the former director of the infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' prison grew to respect the young John McCain

John McCain (R-Ariz.) died after a yearlong battle with cancer, but the flags at the White House are already at full staff.

Karen Travers tweeted "Flags at the White House were lowered to half staff this weekend for the passing of John McCain but this morning they are back to full staff". John McCain, are back at full-staff.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump ordered that the flags be flown at half-staff in honor of McCain's passing. But presidents have the power to issue proclamations extending that period.

The White House didn't immediately respond to questions Monday.

Travers also noted that flags at the Washington Monument remain lowered.

"CBS This Morning" reached out to the White House for a comment on the flag.




A private burial service next Sunday will conclude almost a week of events honouring the Navy aviator, prisoner of war, congressman, long-time senator and presidential contender.

Two former presidents - Barack Obama and George W. Bush - will deliver eulogies Saturday.

Even after McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, Trump continued to launch broadsides in McCain's direction, lambasting him for his critical "no" vote that thwarted a last-ditch Republican effort to partially repeal Obamacare.

The Arizona Republican, whose relationship with President Trump has always been fraught, died on Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer.

Trump insulted McCain while campaigning for the presidency, mocking McCain's time spent as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, saying "He's a hero because he was captured, I like people who weren't captured". "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" Plans call for McCain, a former Navy pilot, to be buried Sunday in the cemetery on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

He will lie in state at Arizona's capitol on Wednesday, before a public viewing Friday at the Rotunda of the US Capitol, an honor reserved for the likes of John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and civil rights champion Rosa Parks.

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