Hatch on White House delaying McCain statement: ‘That should not have happened’

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An actor and a former Vice President are among the people who will carry the casket of Senator John McCain.

Speaking to reporters Monday morning about a trade deal with Mexico, Trump chose to ignore questions concerning McCain, ABC News reports.

It took pressure from his staff, the public, and even the American Legion to break his silence and see the flag lowered.

Regarding how Donald Trump was not invited to John McCain's funeral, Wilson opined that the president might be hurting from the snub because the flurry of McCain-related reports has taken a lot of attention away from him.

McConnell said on Tuesday that there are numerous ways to honor McCain, noting that some have suggested that the Armed Services Committee "meet in a committee room named for Sen".

'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, ' Trump said in a statement.

Throughout most of Monday, the coverage of the late senator focused on the White House flag and the president's stubborn refusal to lower it or acknowledge McCain's legacy. McCain's former campaign manager Rick Davis read the letter.

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His words of patriotism, gratitude and love of country also contained a rebuke to th president. John McCain of Arizona who died Saturday of brain cancer, in Washington, August 27, 2018.

He asked the Vice President Mike Pence to speak at a ceremony honoring McCain.

Notably, Elizabeth City's parks also failed to fly USA flags at half-staff on Tuesday, though city council did hold a moment of silence during its meeting Monday night for both McCain and Sam Roebuck, the latter a local businessman who is the namesake of Elizabeth City State University's Roebuck Stadium. John McCain on the Senate floor on Tuesday.

Graham recalled McCain's 2008 concession speech as one of the most memorable moments of his long career.

After Trump noted the death of McCain in a concise and rather dryly-worded tweet on Saturday, without issuing an official statement, he faced a fierce backlash from both Democrats and Republicans.

"If you want to get into that, you have to get into George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and all of our Founding Fathers - most of our Founding Fathers, maybe with the exception of Hamilton", said Shelby, referring to the fact that so numerous Founding Fathers owned slaves.

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