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The Republican Senator said McCain’s legacy critics “deserve a whippin’

Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, said anyone who disrespected the legacy of the late Sen. John McCain “deserves a whippin’.”

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Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson on Monday said, who deserves to be disrespected the legacy of the late Sen. John McCain “a whippin’.”

“John was better than me and I know it,” Isakson said on the U.S. Senate. “Everyone who is defiled in any way the reputation of John McCain deserves to be a hit, because most of those who do the wrong thing, John McCain does not have the courage to do the right thing, if you were on the range.”

“Everyone who is defiled in any way the reputation of John McCain deserves to be a hit, because most of those who do the wrong thing, John McCain does not have the courage to do the right thing, if you were on the range.”

– Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson

Isakson’s comment was an obvious jab at President Trump, who was criticized after the White house, the tradition broke and returned the flags to full height on the Monday after the fly half-staff on Sunday, the day after the Arizona Republican succumbed to a brain tumor at the age of 81 years.

“I would say that the President or anyone in the world, it is time to pause and say, ‘That was a great man who gave everything for us. We owe him nothing less than our respect, he deserves.'”

Several veteran groups expressed dissatisfaction with the White house, the decision, with opinions pushing to undo an action.

Sen. Johnny Isakson: “Everyone who is defiled in any way the reputation of John McCain, a beat worthy of. I would say that the President or anyone in the world. It’s time to stop and say, ‘That was a great man.'” (MORE https://t.co/1AwMPeSMTa ) pic.twitter.com/7CeTfu3dCy

— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) August 27, 2018

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In a statement addressed Trump, American Legion National Commander, Denise Rohan wrote: “in the name of The American Legion’s two million war veterans, I urge you to the appropriate presidential proclamation, the determination of Senator McCain’s death, and the legacy of service to our nation, and that our nation is occupied, the flag is half-through his or her graveyard.”

VFW spokesman Joe Davis said in a statement the organization had ” asked the White house if the honor of lowering the flag to half-staff could be expanded by Senator McCain to the cemetery.”

After criticism from veterans groups, Trump the employees ordered, on Monday, the American flag flying at half-by next Sunday, in honor of McCain.

“In spite of our differences on strategy and policy, I have Senator John McCain respect the service of our country and, in his honor, with the signing of a proclamation to the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his funeral,” said Trump, who added that the Vice-President, Mike Pence, remarks on Friday, a celebration to honor McCain in the US Capitol.

Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.

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