Senator Says McCain ‘Partially To Blame’ for Flag Controversy: He ‘Wasn’t Too Courteous’ To Trump

The White House flags are back at half-staff, but the controversy remains. 

Shortly after Senator John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) death, the White House raised the flags back to full-staff, prompting many to question if President Donald Trump’s feud with the senator could be the reason. 

Senator James Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke with reporters about the issue.

“Well, you know, frankly, I think that John McCain is partially to blame for that because he is very outspoken,” said Inhofe. “He disagreed with the president in certain areas and wasn’t too courteous about it.”

McCain may have forgotten to be civil after Trump continuously claimed that he was not a war hero and was an extremely harsh critic of his politics.


However, Inhofe described both men as “strong willed people” and had high praise for McCain. He described McCain as a hero for being captured and held for five and a half years.

Inhofe chose to respect Trump’s opinion and did not have anything negative to say about him.

“Oh, let them have their thing,” he said. “I have no opinions about that. He was my hero.”

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