Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers, the 81-year-old lawmaker who sued God in 2008, is taking heat for calling the American flag a “rag” and comparing it to the Nazi swastika during a Tuesday speech on the floor of the state legislative chamber.
“I don’t come here for this rag every day, and it’s a rag. That’s all it is to me,” Chambers said in reference to the flag. “When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I’ll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that rag is something that it definitely is not.”
Fellow state Sen. and military veteran Tom Brewer (R) had an emotional response to Chambers’ comments as he introduced a different bill regarding military recruiters, sharing what the flag means to veterans and their families.
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