Fleischmann 'disappointed' because White House hasn't lowered U.S. flag

This May 9, 2014, photo shows the South Portico of the White House in Washington.

State and federal flags remain lowered across Tennessee to honor the servicemen who died Thursday during shootings at two military sites in Chattanooga. But they are still flying high at the White House, and that's drawn ire from lawmakers and a host of others across social media.

"I am disappointed that this is the case," U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann told Times Free Press editors and reporters Monday. "We have asked at our federal offices that they be lowered to [half-staff], as well as at the Oak Ridge facility, and they have acquiesced."

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais had similar comments Monday.

photo The American flag flies at half-staff Saturday in Coolidge Park after Tennessee Gov.