A military veteran stood up and blasted a Democratic Connecticut councilwoman after she took a knee in protest of President Donald Trump during the Pledge of Allegiance.
The councilwoman, Melissa Schlag, felt the full wrath of the black veteran — and there was nothing she could do but sit there and listen.
“I wholeheartedly respect your right to protest, to take a knee, to lay down, to burn the flag, to do whatever it is that you shall please,” the veteran said. “But if that is what you would like to do, do that on your own time.”
The crowd erupted in cheers and applause after he delivered that line.
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“Kneel at your son or daughter’s little league game. When you become an elected official, you become a representative of all of Haddam and all the constituencies,” he added.
During the same meeting, a Vietnam War veteran, Calvin Bunnell, offered to pack her bags and ship her out of the United States.
“As it says on my shirt, if you don't like the flag, I'll help you pack your bags and get the heck out of here,” Bunnell said.
Thus far, Schlag has shown no remorse. She has vowed to continue kneeling until Trump is no longer president.
“I will kneel for all the people, regardless of party affiliation, and continue to fight for their rights,” Schlag said. “This is not the America I grew up in or the country we should be, but I will work every day to get us back to that place.”
Schlag was also caught on a hot mic calling the town of Haddam, the one she was elected to represent, “ fascist and racist.”
The citizens will definitely make their feelings known on Election Day.