After Receiving Bipartisan Backlash, Trump Re-Lowers WH Flag And Releases Statement On McCain
Donald Trump’s White House came under fire for its failure to release a statement after the passing of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) while also raising the flags at the White House despite McCain not yet being laid to rest.
Following the bipartisan outcry, Trump decided to release a statement and re-lower the flags.
The following statement was released by the White House:
Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment.
I have asked Vice President Mike Pence to offer an address at the ceremony honoring Senator McCain at the United States Capitol this Friday.
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.
Finally, I have asked General John Kelly, Secretary James Mattis, and Ambassador John Bolton to represent my Administration at his services.