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DoD and Senate check the POTUS, flags returned to half mast

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posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:01 PM
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From WaPo: In a tweet Monday morning, Matt House, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), said that he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had asked the Department of Defense to “provide necessary support so that U.S. flags on all government buildings remain at half mast through sunset on the day of Senator McCain’s interment.”

Looks like checks and balances are in full effect

www.washingtonpost.com...




posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: HunkaHunka

Trump cannot admit that John was a hero. He is incapable of it. John was a hero. Trump had bone spurs. Compare and contrast.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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...and? This was after the fact and a thread already exist.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: JasonBillung

Guess you guys missed that the president signed a proclamation to fly flags at half until the deceased senators ceremony is complete.


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posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: HunkaHunka

The protocol for members of congress is that the flag remains half-staff on the day of death and the day after, which is what occurred. Checks and balances.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: JasonBillung
a reply to: HunkaHunka

Trump cannot admit that John was a hero. He is incapable of it. John was a hero. Trump had bone spurs. Compare and contrast.
Trump doesn't care, neither do we, nor should you *shrug*

Enjoy your opinion, I don't agree.


(post by Arnie123 removed for a manners violation)

posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:11 PM
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Actually he didn’t...



originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: JasonBillung

Guess you guys missed that the president signed a proclamation to fly flags at half until the deceased senators ceremony is complete.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: HunkaHunka

www.washingtonpost.com... a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html

Actually he did.

President Trump on Monday ordered the American flag to be flown at half-staff this week in honor of Sen. John McCain after intense criticism of his response to the Arizona Republican’s death.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: Arnie123

Guess nobody reads anymore.....how hard is it to say ok Google?



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: HunkaHunka

Checks and balances over the status of the flag's position on a mast...

Really? Schumer and McConnell have nothing better to do? I wonder how many of those getting fussed to have the flag returned to half staff supported the NFL players who took knees at the flag's presentation?

www.law.cornell.edu...

The flag shall be flown at half-staff 30 days from the death of the President or a former President; 10 days from the day of death of the Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives; from the day of death until interment of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an executive or military department, a former Vice President, or the Governor of a State, territory, or possession; and on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress.


Per the standard code, the flag should be flying full staff today. McCain was only a member of Congress, nothing more.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:19 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123

originally posted by: JasonBillung
a reply to: HunkaHunka

Trump cannot admit that John was a hero. He is incapable of it. John was a hero. Trump had bone spurs. Compare and contrast.
Trump doesn't care, neither do we, nor should you *shrug*

Enjoy your opinion, I don't agree.[/quote

War hero dies. Trump hates the troops. Trump performs extreme disrespect to troops and war heros. OK, par for the Trump golf course.

Because Trump served so well. OH, nopes? He had daddy's doctor write him a note? Never served? Lies to the American people 7 times per day? Talks freely about abusing women? Has to pay off people to stop telling the truth? Is the most corrupt president in the history of the US?

OK guys, go ahead an defend this.

Remember, the eyes of the nation are upon you.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: JasonBillung

Guess you guys missed that the president signed a proclamation to fly flags at half until the deceased senators ceremony is complete.


He is within his authority to do so, but under zero codified requirement for it to happen. I disagree with him here. The flag should be flying as normal today.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: JasonBillung

Guess you guys missed that the president signed a proclamation to fly flags at half until the deceased senators ceremony is complete.


He is within his authority to do so, but under zero codified requirement for it to happen. I disagree with him here. The flag should be flying as normal today.



Can Donny call him a hero?

Nopes. Donny doesn't like folks who served.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: HunkaHunka


Actually he didn’t...


Do you stand by your false assertation, or will you admit you are wrong. Enquiring minds want to know....



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: HunkaHunka

I’m going to kneel outside the White House. Really throw the libs off balance.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: JasonBillung

Or as I like to say... trump was a

DRAFT DODGER.🚽



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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originally posted by: JasonBillung

originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: JasonBillung

Guess you guys missed that the president signed a proclamation to fly flags at half until the deceased senators ceremony is complete.


He is within his authority to do so, but under zero codified requirement for it to happen. I disagree with him here. The flag should be flying as normal today.



Can Donny call him a hero?

Nopes. Donny doesn't like folks who served.


twitter.com...

Captured or not, all our soldiers are heroes!


He called him a hero alongside everyone else who has served. "Donny" just didn't go through the disturbing "plant lips tightly to McCain cheeks" exercise some are oddly savoring the experience of today.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

Yeah because he was TOLD TO.
edit on 8272018 by Sillyolme because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: Arnie123
Agreed, and to anyone outside of the US it is a lame story.
Yeah Vietnam war vet, good one, hero in his plane...


edit on 27-8-2018 by CornishCeltGuy because: (no reason given)



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