The last 24 hours have been pretty hectic for Democrats in the Connecticut State Capitol.
They complained about a wooden thin blue line flag that was displayed in the Capitol building… in an area specifically meant for police memorials… had it removed because they said it was racist… pissed off a bunch of cops and police supporters across the country… then came crawling back to apologize and request that it be put back on display.
Here’s the kicker. They APPROVED the flag for display before it went up over a month ago.
In a press release from house leader Themis Klarides, she notes that the donated flag had gone through a thorough approval process before being hung in the hall.
“This flag was approved by the Chief of Staff of every caucus, House and Senate, Democrat and Republican.”
“We would like to see the flag promptly reinstated,” Klarides finished.
#CTDemocrats just demanded that a #ThinBlueLine flag created and donated by an officer be removed from its display in the State Capitol @NBCConnecticut @LawEnforceToday @jodysmeat @bboinc14 #lawenforcement #police #rememberthefallen #officerdown https://t.co/HCo5TMpFvs
— Whiskey Patriots (@TheWhiskeyPats) February 20, 2019
When the flag was removed over complaints that it went against the Black Lives Matter movement, members of the Republican Caucus voiced their outrage.
“We would like to make it clear that we stand with our State Capitol Police and support their donation of the handmade American flag, created by one of their own officers,” the press release read.
“This flag intended to honor the work, dedication, sacrifice, and lives of our past and present officers.”
The flag was handcrafted by a CT police officer and donated to the Capitol, but it stood for so much more than just a flag.
It showed support for active duty officers and their families throughout the country.
It honored officers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in the line of duty.
It gave support to police families who have lost a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a husband or a wife.
It stood for service above self.
And it’s time the flag be put back up on that wall.
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