On January 3rd the new Congresswoman from Virginia’s 10th district was sworn into office. The next day she replaced the POW/MIA flag outside her office with a transgender flag. Her actions drew criticism from military groups and others across the country. Now many Democrat Representatives and Senators are following her lead. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Kim Schrier, as well as Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, are among those in Congress who have replaced their POW/MIA flags with flags supporting transgenders.
Where is his support for military men and women who are missing in action and prisoners of war? What about their sacrifice? Apparently, transgenders are more important than our military men and women who have given their lives for our country.
The National Center for Transgender Equality is sending the flags to members of Congress and the Senate asking them to display the flag to protest President Trump’s intention to exclude transgenders from the military.
Breitbart has reported on the story here but he incorrectly identifies the transgender flag as a gay pride flag which is a rainbow striped flag and not the pink, blue, and white transgender flag. (UPDATE: Breitbart has corrected their article to identify the flag correctly.) Fox News has correctly identified the flag in their reporting here.
Here in Virginia’s 10th district, we have the distinction of our Congresswoman leading the charge to replace POW/MIA flags with transgender flags. Congresswoman Wexton was the first!