Senator Chamber Calls American Flag a ‘Rag’, Compares to Nazi Swastika

Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers (I-Omaha) referred to the American flag that he is supposed to honor as “a rag” and then proceeded to compare it to a Nazi swastika on Tuesday during a speech on the floor of the state legislative chamber.

Chambers (I) made the comments Tuesday as he spoke out against a state bill that would update civics requirements for students.

“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.”

Chambers’ colleague, State Sen. Tom Brewer, who is also a military veteran, responded that “it’s hard” to refer to the American flag “as a rag” given how those who serve our country sacrifice a lot to respect the flag.

“I think I speak for most of us that have worn the uniform, it rips our heart out to hear someone say that they refer to the flag as a rag,” Brewer said. “Because for those of us that have brought home those that we’ve lost, it’s hard to ever refer to the flag as a rag because you have to fold it and you have to get it to the parents, and that’s awful hard to do.”

State Sen. Julie Slama, who sponsored the civics bill, also called Chambers out for “degrading” a revered symbol representing those who “sacrifice for our nation.”

Sources: Breitbart, Fox News



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