Biden orders flags at half-staff to honor Walter Mondale
President Joe Biden ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday to honor former Vice President Walter Mondale who died Monday at age 93.
What he's saying: "Today, our Nation mourns the loss of one of our Nation’s most dedicated patriots and public servants," Biden said in his proclamation.
Context: Flags were expected to remain at half-mast through sunset Tuesday evening in memory of eight people killed last week in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
- This is the sixth time in nine weeks the president has called for flags to be lowered.