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NYT editorial board member ‘disturbed’ by American flags on pickup trucks

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Mara Gay, New York Times editorial board member and MSNBC analyst appeared on Morning Joe to talk about Max Boot’s recent opinion editorial and also the “disturbing” number of American flags she’s seen on pickup trucks lately. She was trying to demonstrate Trump’s ongoing influence, even in “blue” Long Island.

“I was on Long Island this weekend … and I was really disturbed. I saw, you know, dozens & dozens of pickup trucks w/ expletives against Joe Biden … Trump flags, and in some cases, just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing,” Gay said.

“Essentially the message was clear: ‘This is my country. This is not your country. I own this,'” she went on. To her, the American flag flying from a pickup truck is a relic of “Americanness” still not being “separated from whiteness.”

Twitter users started responding almost immediately. Former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright suggested that people should display flags in honor of her because “she gets absolutely triggered by them.”

New York Concordia University professor Gad Saad also poked fun, sarcastically suggesting to “ban the American flag for peace.”

Gay seemed undisturbed to see her clip make the rounds on Twitter. “Trolling a Black journalist with the American flag is not the own some people think it is,” she tweeted.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar kicked off House Foreign Affairs Committee

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was voted off the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday. The action was expected, as Republican members of Congress had criticized Omar’s antisemetic and anti-American rhetoric.

After intense debating on the House floor, the resolution passed with a 218-211 vote. Democrats attempted to pull the race card, accusing Republican House members of racism for removing Omar from the committee.

Omar also accused House Republicans of racism, saying, “I am Muslim, I am an immigrant, and interestingly, from Africa…Is anyone surprised that I am being targeted? Is anyone surprised that I am somehow deemed unworthy to speak about American foreign policy, or that they see me as a powerful voice that needs to be silenced?”

“There is this idea that you are a suspect if you are an immigrant or if you are from certain parts of the world or certain skin tone or a muslim.” Omar said during the heated debate. A fiery Alexandria Ocasia Cortez also chimed in shouting, “This is an attack on women of color!”

Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, from New York, said she had personally witnessed Omar spew anti-American rhetoric. Malliotakis said, “I have been in that committee room where, the representative, equates Israel and the United States to Hamas and the Taliban. Absolutely unacceptable for a member of that committee.”

A four-page resolution was written for the justification of removing Omar from the house Foreign Affairs Committee. The resolution states that in 2019, Omar suggested that Jewish people were buying U.S. political support when she posted on Twitter, “it’s all about the Benjamins, baby.”

Omar also commented on the September 11th attacks saying, “some people did something.” This type of comment is unacceptable for any representative who is sitting on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, lawmakers said.

In the resolution it states that members of this committee should all be held to an “equal standard of conduct due to the international sensitivities and national security concerns under the jurisdiction of this committee.”

 

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