Shane Doan set to service as pallbearer at McCain's memorial service

Arturo Kim
August 28, 2018

Our hearts and prayers are with you!'

He declined to answer any question's about the flag or Trump's response to McCain's death.

Since that momentous political defeat, Trump had, in speeches at rallies across the country, frequently mocked the thumbs-down gesture McCain used to torpedo the legislation.

Former Senator Norm Coleman, the head of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), said, "Senator McCain was a patriot and a fighter". McCain, for his part, recently slammed Trump's Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

Even as flags remained at half-staff yesterday at the Capitol, the Washington Memorial and elsewhere, the White House flag was raised.

PolitiFact went to the White House to document the flag's status.

By 4:08, the flag once again was at half-staff, which PolitiFact again photographed.

That was after complaints had risen all day from both right and left, and then from a group the president assuredly does not want to offend.

McCain was scathing in his criticism of the president, and opposed many of his executive and legislative initiatives and priorities - such as the repeal of Obamacare.

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Trump also said in the statement that he would send Chief of Staff John Kelly, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and National Security Adviser John Bolton to represent the administration at McCain's services.

"Clearly they had a tenuous relationship", Graham said, "but he's not the only one to have a tense relationship with John McCain".

Aides to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer had requested all government flags fly at half-staff until sunset next Sunday, when McCain will be buried in Maryland, AP reports. "As he himself admitted, he should have done much more to fight Republican extremism".

A final letter from Sen.

"Well, you know, frankly, I think that John McCain is partially to blame for that because he is very outspoken", Inhofe told reporters Monday. Kelli Ward, and Rep. Martha McSally have all embraced Trump and rejected McCain, along with retiring Sen.

Instead of dwelling on the tension between McCain and Trump, "Let's talk about John", Graham said. "I hope he'll remember how people feel about John".

McCain said Trump owed veterans an apology for that, but he continued to back the celebrity businessman as the Republican nominee.

McCain's farewell statement did not mention Trump by name, but refers at some length to the populist and protectionist forces that helped propel Trump to the office McCain twice failed to achieve. Davis did not weigh in at length Monday on the search for a successor, saying only that McCain probably would have wanted to see a Hispanic woman take his place.

But McCain and Trump were never able to bridge the gap between them.

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