Congress reacts to queen’s death: ‘America weeps for our friends in the UK’

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By Matt Laslo WASHINGTON – As Britain weeps, America mourns. Flags across the nation’s capital – from the White House to the people’s House of Representatives – are now flying at half-staff as they honor the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. Even if the idea of a monarch is antithetical to the American spirit, the queen maintained a special place in the hearts of American political leaders from Harry Truman, whom she met in 1951, through President Joe Biden. Her loss is being felt by lawmakers of all stripes. “It’s sad. I know it was expected, but it’s very sad,” John Kennedy (R-LA) told …

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