Beto O’Rourke under fire for reportedly asking VFW hall to take the American flag down

Ted Cruz’s challenger for his Texas Senate seat reportedly asked a local VFW hall to take down the American flag before a campaign town hall in Navasota, Texas.

VFW Post # 4006 Commander Carl Dry told the Navasota Examiner “I do not normally attend rental events, but I attended Saturday to make sure things ran smoothly,” said Dry, who noted there were only two requests he could not allow at the VFW Post. “They wanted to open the doors (to the Flight Deck Lounge) and I couldn’t allow that and they wanted to take the flags down, I didn’t only say no, I said hell no, you don’t take the flags off the wall. I can’t believe any American would ask us to do that and I don’t know why he wanted them down or what he was going to put up instead.”

Members of O’Rourke’s campaign have responded to Fox News, saying it didn’t occur.

“Our campaign absolutely did not request that any flags be removed or taken down from the walls. It is incorrect to say that we did, ” said Chris Evans, the communications director for the campaign. He also added “the campaign has hosted dozens of town halls in VFW posts across the state, at which they ensure that the flags are prominently and respectfully displayed.”

Someone’s obviously lying and if it’s O’Rourke’s campaign, trying to remove American flags (especially in a state like Texas) won’t fly with voters.



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