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.”
That gasbag is no independant. Hie is dimorat throughout by his actions! I hipe he finds himself in need of some of those very people he just walked all over!
People just watched and said nothing as the tore down the Confederate Flags. What makes people think they would stop there. Now watch as they tear down the American Flag.
Ernie Chambers is a TRAITOR he should be booted out of office immediately He and others like him are the reason our country is going through this BS it is! The blacks involved in all this BS are to lazy to work Andwant everything given to them ! They give the GOOD BLACKS a bad name ! Yes believe it or not many American Blacks are good people!
Chambers has been a very outspoken piece of human garbage as long as I gave known of him.
Nothing this waste of taxpayer money says actually surprises me.
It was a bit quiet when he wasn’t in the state senate, wasn’t it!
I would ask how he keeps getting elected…but it is Nebraska.
Seriously, though…how DOES he get re-elected???