Christie defends call to lower flags for Whitney Houston

    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is holding firm on decision to lower state flags in honor of Whitney Houston. The singer, who died over the weekend, will be buried in Newark Saturday.

    The Associated Press reports the governor isn’t changing his mind despite public backlash for honoring a woman who struggled with substance abuse.

    Half-staff flags should be an honor reserved for military, first responders and elected officials, critics say.


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    There didn’t seem to be too much controversy when Christie lowered the flags for the E Street Band’s Clarence Clemons in June.

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