Allegiance

Chris Hayes Taken Aback by ‘Jarring Historical Echo' Between Nazi ‘Blood Flag' and U.S. Flag at Insurrection Used at GOP Rally

6 days ago   |   By Mediaite

On Wednesday night at a rally held for Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin , members of the crowd recited the Pledge of Allegiance to an American flag that they were told was present at the Capitol during the 1/6 insurrection.
Youngkin was not present at the rally, and on Thursday issued a statement denouncing the act.
“While I had no role in last night's event, I have heard about it from many people in the media today,” he said. “It is weird and wrong to pledge allegiance to a flag connected to January 6.”
He added, “As I have said many times before, the violence that...
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Virginia Candidate Youngkin Says Rally Pledge of Allegiance to Flag from 1/6 Is ‘Weird and Wrong'

Virginia Candidate Youngkin Says Rally Pledge of Allegiance to Flag from 1/6 Is ‘Weird and Wrong'

6 days ago   |   By Mediaite

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Glenn Youngkin , the Republican running for governor of Virginia, has criticized the Pledge of Allegiance to a flag that was supposedly flown on January 6 at the Capitol.
The rally, which was hosted by Steve Bannon and featured a call-in by Donald Trump , had attendees reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to a flag “that was carried at the peaceful rally with Donald J. Trump on January 6.”
This event was billed as a Trump Rally for Youngkin and was not a Youngkin campaign event.
The candidate himself was questioned about the rally on Thursday, and he released a...
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