Pennsylvania, New Jersey order flags lowered for John McCain. The White House has other ideas.

August 27, 2018

Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. McCain, 81, died at his ranch in Arizona after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.

By Staff

While the American flag flies at full-staff at the White house following the death of John McCain, both Pennsylvania and New Jersey have ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the longtime Republican senator from Arizona.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all flags at the Capitol Complex and at public buildings and grounds throughout the state to fly at half-staff through sunset on Sunday, Sept. 2. His New Jersey counterpart, Gov. Phil Murphy, ordered flags in his state be lowered on Wednesday, which would have been McCain’s 82nd birthday.

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