Flags at White House Back at Full Staff After McCain’s Death

Flags at White House Back at Full Staff After McCain’s Death

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August 27, 2018

Flags at White House Back at Full Staff After McCain's Death

An American flag above the White House flies at full-staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington.
An American flag above the White House flies at full-staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington.

WASHINGTON —

The flags at the White House, which were lowered over the weekend to mark the death of Sen. John McCain, are back at full-staff.
The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican, who died Saturday of brain cancer.

Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington, Aug. 26, 2018.
Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington, Aug. 26, 2018.

President Donald Trump offered his condolences on Twitter to McCain's family but hasn't issued a presidential proclamation with an order lowering the flags. The two had a long-running feud.

U.S. Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress.''
After Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days.
The White House didn't immediately respond to questions Monday.

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