Beto's Campaign Tries to Get a VFW Hall to Take Down Their American Flags

The campaign team rented a VFW Hall for a rally & insisted the veterans take down their American flags before the rally

Bob O'Rourke, Ted Cruz's Irish-American opponent who has culturally appropriated the name Beto to sound hispanic, has been in full defense of protestors taking a knee to the national anthem. Now he's going directly after the American flag.

O'Rourke rented out a Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Navasota, TX to hold a campaign rally. According to VFW Post 4006 Commander Carl Dry, O'Rourke's campaign insisted the VFW Hall take down its American flags.

“I do not normally attend rental events, but I attended Saturday to make sure things ran smoothly,” said Dry, who noted there were only two requests he could not allow at the VFW Post. “They wanted to open the doors (to the Flight Deck Lounge) and I couldn’t allow that and they wanted to take the flags down, I didn’t only say no, I said hell no, you don’t take the flags off the wall. I can’t believe any American would ask us to do that and I don’t know why he wanted them down or what he was going to put up instead.”

This seems to be a pattern with O'Rourke. He supports protesting the national anthem, he wants to take people's guns away, and his campaign team sees no problem asking a group of veterans to take down their American flags so he can have an American flag free rally.

This is an instinct thing, folks. When your campaign staff does that, it is a reflection of the candidate himself. It is more and more clear that Bob O'Rourke is not just okay with protesting our flag and national anthem, but he's okay with getting rid of them altogether.

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JamesJWilson
JamesJWilson

This deserves to be more prominent:

"As a senior member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, the Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, and the Congressman for one of the largest military communities in the country, Beto is proud to have our flag displayed at events."

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/orourke-vfw-campaign-flags/

Onlylivingboy
Onlylivingboy

It's not hard to find a pic of Beto at other campaign events in front of a flag. This is a non-story. kind of embarrassing for the GOP that they are grasping for straws like this.

here's Beto in Feb in front of a flag in February.

TruthMatters
TruthMatters

Please seek out the truth.

We absolutely did not request that any flags be removed or taken down from the walls. We have hosted dozens of town halls in VFW posts across the state and always ensure that the flags are prominently and respectfully displayed. Jody Casey, Campaign Mgr

EC_Esq
EC_Esq

Can you guys TRY to win a race without LYING?? "But Chris Evans, communications director with the O'Rourke campaign, said that simply didn't occur. Evans told Fox News: 'Our campaign absolutely did not request that any flags be removed or taken down from the walls. It is incorrect to say that we did.'"

rbScottie
rbScottie

Incredible. Beto is WORRIED about this one. He knows Texas Democrats have MANY pro-God, pro-Gun, and pro-America and Flag patriots in their ranks.

He has sent his social media peeps to comment. Problem is that y'all are not to good at your job. Lol.

This loses him at his base where it hurts the most. I just showed this to 3 friends, who were voting Beto. They are no longer voting at all because the won't vote for Lupe and the only reason they were was Beto.

#TexasToast