On Wednesday, hardline Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) came under fire after joining the right-wing panic over the Air Force’s celebration of Pride Month.
Boebert took offense to this USAF tweet showing the silhouette of a soldier saluting and the rainbow flag that celebrates queer pride.
“We salute one flag and one flag only in the United States of America,” Boebert fumed on Twitter.
“It’s not the ‘Pride’ flag,” she added.
Critics reminded Boebert, who supports Donald Trump, of the many MAGA and Trump-themed flags often flown by the former president’s supporters, including during their Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, as seen here :
Last year, rapper Tyson James – who Boebert promoted on social media – posted a music video in which he burned Pride flags and spray-painted the word “abomination” on one of them.
Trump himself has been accused of disrespecting the Stars and Stripes on several occasions.
See some of the responses to the MP’s latest tweet here: