White House flag at full-staff after short McCain tribute

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Traditionally, presidents issue a proclamation to extend the period of time where the flags are flown at half-staff after the death of a member of Congress.

WASHINGTON-Flags at the White House were back at full-staff Monday, even as Senate leaders of both parties formally requested American flags at government buildings stay at half-staff to honour Sen.

Jeff Colyer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday in honor of U.S. Sen.

He will lie in state at Arizona's capitol on Wednesday, before a public viewing Friday at the Rotunda of the US Capitol, an honor reserved for the likes of John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and civil rights champion Rosa Parks.

Travis Gettys is an editor for Raw Story.

The Arizona Republican, whose relationship with President Trump has always been fraught, died on Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer.

The American flag at the White House flies at full staff on August 27 in Washington, DC.

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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. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) death on Saturday. Former President Barack Obama issued such an order for the late senators Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Edward Kennedy of MA, among others.

McCain, a longtime Arizona senator who twice sought the presidency after spending more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, died Saturday after battling with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Col. Tran Trong Duyet, who ran Hoa Lo Prison while McCain was held there for almost six years, told the paper that he grew to admire him during the time he was in captivity.

Trump and McCain had a bitter relationship that lasted through McCain's final days.

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to represent the White House at McCain's funeral service.

Two former presidents - Barack Obama and George W. Bush - will deliver eulogies Saturday. Vice President Joe Biden is now slated to speak. John McCain, who had passed away a few hours earlier.

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