Oklahoma Senator Says John McCain “Partially to Blame” for White House flag Lowering Media Scandal
Senator James Inhofe told reporters on Monday that Senator McCain was “partially to blame” for the non-controversy over the lowering of the White House flag.
The Trump White House lowered the flag to half-staff on Saturday after McCain’s death.
The White House raised the flag on Monday which upset the liberal media.
The liberal media made the flag controversy their scandal of the day while mostly ignoring President Trump’s historic trade deal with Mexico.
John McCain was very public with his hatred for Donald Trump.
Republican Sen. James Inhofe told reporters Monday that Sen. John McCain was “partially to blame” for the controversy over the lowering of the White House flag.
Inhofe, a senior member of Senate Armed Services Committee, was highly complimentary of McCain but when asked about the flag flap he attributed it to the late senator’s public spat with President Donald Trump in recent years. He described both men as “strong willed people.”
“Well, you know, frankly, I think that John McCain is partially to blame for that because he is very outspoken. He disagreed with the President in certain areas and wasn’t too courteous about it,” Inhofe said.
On Saturday evening, the White House flag had been positioned at half-staff to mark the death of McCain, the former Vietnam prisoner of war and onetime Republican presidential nominee. But just after midnight on Sunday night, the flag flying above the White House was hoisted back to full staff.