Saturday, 15 December, 2018

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

McCain to lie in state at Capitol in Washington Arizona Greg Nash
| 27 August, 2018, 17:12

Republican Sen. John McCain died on Saturday at the age of 81.

Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh writes in a condolence book near a portrait of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) about his death at the United States embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday.

President Donald Trump will not be invited to McCain's funeral, at the request of the late senator.

Vice President Biden is expected to speak the following day at a service in the North Phoenix Baptist Church before McCain's body is transported to Washington to lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda on Friday.

Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Sen. While we don't know the reason why the White House has put their flags back to full-staff, many on Twitter are already guessing that it's the President's grudge against Senator McCain which has caused this rift with tradition.

Behind the complicated and contentious political history.

Jim Roddey, former chairman of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County who campaigned for McCain during his 2008 presidential bid, referenced numerous same qualities.

During his three decades in the Senate, McCain - the son and grandson of four-star admirals who graduated from the Naval Academy and served his country as a fighter pilot - was known as a staunch advocate for freedom around the world.

"Senator John McCain was an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions".


The president, however, rejected the statement and instead issued a brief tweet Saturday night following the legendary Arizona Republican senator's death.

"He was also a human being who loved just to be able to cook for his friends and his family, and it gave a side of John McCain that a lot of people probably never had the chance to see", Huckabee said.

He left Washington in December a year ago to spend more time with his family.

A monument on the shores of the Hanoi lake where McCain was captured has turned into a de facto shrine to the late senator since news of his death reached Vietnam early on Sunday morning.

Tom Ridge, who was governor of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2001 and who led the office of Homeland Security from 2001 until 2005, called McCain a "dear friend" and principled leader. "I think it's the same feeling for all Vietnamese people as he has greatly contributed to the development of Vietnam-U.S. relations", Duyet was quoted as saying.

"John McCain - soldier and senator, American and Atlanticist".

In July, after Trump held a friendly news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, McCain issued his sharpest rebuke yet. It sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom.

As time went on, McCain's resistance grew more direct and his words sharper.

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