US FLAGS at State Capitols and US Capitol at Half-Staff But White House Still at Full Staff …Update: WH FINALLY Lowers Flag
Several state capitols are flying the US flag at half-mast today in honor of the four Marines and sailor who were shot dead last week by a Muslim in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Tennessee capitol has the flag at half-mast.
Flags to fly at half mast to honor Chattanooga victims: Flags over the State Capitol and all state office buildings… http://t.co/Nt921JQtlG
— Knoxville Buzz (@KnoxvilleBuzz) July 20, 2015
The flag at the US Capitol is flying at half-mast today.
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) July 21, 2015
John Boehner posted this moments ago on Twitter.
— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) July 21, 2015
Meanwhile President Barack Obama still has not ordered the lowering of the U.S. flag to half-staff at the White House and federal properties as a sign of respect and mourning for those killed, even though he (and former President George W. Bush) did so for previous mass killings by lone gunmen.
UPDATE: The White House finally ordered flags at half-mast late Tuesday morning.