The White House broke protocol Monday morning by returning the American flag to full staff before the late Sen.
In the past, the flag has remained lowered for lawmakers and prominent figures until their funeral.
McCain's rebuttals were generally measured, in contrast to the president's brash rhetorical style. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family.
Jeff Colyer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday in honor of U.S. Sen.
The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
While we don't know the reason why the White House has put their flags back to full-staff, many on Twitter are already guessing that it's the President's grudge against Senator McCain which has caused this rift with tradition. Former President Barack Obama issued such an order for the late senators Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Edward Kennedy of MA, among others.More news: Fast data is critical to firefighters
Kasich added that he ordered all public flags in OH to be lowered at half staff.
Traditionally, presidents issue a proclamation to extend the period of time where the flags are flown at half-staff after the death of a member of Congress.
PHOTO: President Donald Trump waits for the arrival of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, July 30, 2018.
Rick Davis, former presidential campaign manager for McCain who is serving as a family spokesman, read the farewell message at a press briefing in Phoenix.
McCain was held captive as a prisoner of war in Vietnam for more than five years, and spoke out on behalf of the military and veterans throughout his life.
Trump also took issue with McCain's move to block a repeal on the Affordable Care Act with his "no" vote, sparking the ire of the president. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!"