Flags at White House lowered again to half-staff after McCain's death

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the decision of congressional leaders from both parties Sunday, calling McCain "a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first and enriched this institution through many years of service".

Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain, but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him.

President Obama, who saw Sens. The episode highlighted the outsider president's impulse to harbor personal resentments regardless of political repercussions. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts; Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia; and Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, die during his presidency, proclaimed that flags should fly at half-staff for these senators until they were buried.

"Our hearts and prayers are going to the family of Senator John McCain. and we very much appreciate everything Senator McCain has done for our country", he told the religious leaders.

President Trump will not be attending the funeral or memorial services in Washington for Sen. As he was peppered with questions about McCain's legacy, the usually talkative president made no response.

McCain was a leader in the Republican Party, claiming the party mantle during the 2008 election when he ran against Barack Obama for the presidency. Privately, he has groused about such slights as his belief that McCain did not appreciate his endorsement in the senator's 2016 re-election bid.

McCain's office was in the beaux-arts style building, on Constitution Avenue, and it's where the committee he proudly chaired, the Senate Armed Services Committee, meets. John McCain ending his medical treatment. Typical practice is for flags to remain at half-staff through the day of interment.

Trump and McCain clashed nearly from the moment Trump entered the 2016 presidential contest.

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Trump's only comment on McCain's death came in a tweet on Saturday offering "deepest sympathies and respect" to the late senator's family.

McCain will lie in state at the US Capitol on Friday, an honor bestowed upon few public officials.

The president says he has agreed to the McCain family's request for military transportation of Mr McCain's remains from Arizona to Washington.

McCain was the son and grandson of admirals and followed them to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Still not a kind word about McCain himself.

American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris remembered McCain as a "statesman and a national treasure - and an avid supporter of Israel, an ally he first visited almost 40 years ago".

Trump and McCain were at bitter odds until the end. McCain and Trump have been far from friends since 2015, when Trump said he felt that McCain wasn't a war hero because he liked "people who haven't been captured". "I don't mean to offend people, I just mean to speak directly to people, and I think that's why people want me in this race".

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