The Squad’s Tlaib Vows to Display ALTERED American Flag At Her Capitol Office
Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib stated on Thursday she plans to display an altered American flag outside her Capitol Hill office building. The congresswoman wants to use an American flag with 51 stars to protest the District of Columbia not having statehood.
The comments comes on the heels of nationwide outrage after the Democrats left the United States Flag entirely off of the stage in the nomination debates.
Fox News reported:
The comments came during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on a longshot Democratic bill–which faces resistance from Republicans–to make the District of Columbia the country’s 51st state. Ahead of the hearing, the city of D.C. ordered and displayed 140 American flags with the extra star.
Tlaib told Mayor Muriel Bowser during the hearing, “I would love one. I would love to hang it outside of my office.”
Bowser replied, “Yes, got it.”
The mayor explained the reasoning for the flag.
“We revere our flag,” she said. “And we think it’s more perfect when every taxpaying American is represented on that flag.”
The D.C. statehood bill has more than 200 co-sponsors and the support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, both Democrats. No Republicans in Congress have signed on to the legislation, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he won’t bring a D.C. statehood bill for a vote.
Yes, you hear that correctly. The Mayor of Washington DC, our Nation’s Capitol, has put up 51 star flags all along Pennsylvania Ave, between the Capitol and White House, in an apparent effort to promote DC statehood. This appears to be a direct violation of US Flag Code article CRS-7 (g).
While Tlaib’s comment was small, it shows an extraordinary disrespect for the flag of the United States, a flag that is worn by soldiers in the military, a flag that students pledge allegiance to, a flag that carries with it a unique history that should always be respected.
For her to so cavalierly toss it to the side and say she will display an altered flag as a United States representative is beyond careless. Should every lawmaker fly a flag altered to push their personal beliefs?
Tlaib thinks America is always wrong. She recently declared: “We need a political revolution,”
In a Twitter post, Rep. Tlaib said America must “completely transform” its political and economic system:
“We have to make the tough, courageous changes that completely transform a political and economic system that is now built for corporations (and profits), not people.”
“Choosing the status quo means doing nothing and giving up.”
“We need a political revolution.”
Anti-American remarks and actions by Tlaib are innumerous. She subscribes to the Marxist view of the Cold War, which makes America the villain.
But the moderates in the Democrat party seem to see the danger Tlaib and the squad pose to the future of the party.
Her fellow congresswoman, Haley Stevens, did not respond when asked whether she would endorse her fellow Michigan Democrat.
“Congresswoman Stevens, the question is will you be supporting congresswoman Tlaib for her reelection in endorsing her?” a man asked in a video recorded during Labor Day weekend.
Stevens ignored the question and tried to make conversation with a woman and man walking near her.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D., Mich.) responded similarly over Labor Day weekend when she was also asked whether she planned to endorse Tlaib.
Even Nancy Pelosi has chosen to put some significant distance.
I have a feeling that the not only Tlaib, but the entire Squad, might have a tough re-election season.