GOP rally attendees recite Pledge of Allegiance to flag flown by Capitol rioters

People who attended the Wednesday “Take Back Virginia” rally for the Republican Party’s nominee for governor, Glenn Youngkin, recited the Pledge of Allegiance to a flag that was flown by rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The rally was headlined by former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, who kicked off the rally by repeated unsubstantiated claims about massive voter fraud in the 2020 election, according to The Washington Post, which also pointed out and Youngkin didn’t attend in an apparent attempt to “distance himself” from the controversial rally.

Rally emcee Martha Boneta then brought a woman on stage who she said was “carrying an American flag that was carried at the peaceful rally with Donald J. Trump on January 6.”

Youngkin later issued a statement saying it was “weird and wrong” to pledge allegiance to the flag.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.