Skip to content
Search AI Powered

Latest Stories

QAnon Congresswoman Co-Sponsoring Bill That Would Ban Pride Flags From Flying At U.S. Embassies

QAnon Congresswoman Co-Sponsoring Bill That Would Ban Pride Flags From Flying At U.S. Embassies
Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images

With so much going on—from the pandemic to wealth inequality to Trump's second impeachment to the Capitol riot by Trump supporters to other tasks necessary to rebuild the United States—you'd think lawmakers have more important things to worry about than flags.

However Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is very concerned with flags. The new member of Congress co-sponsored a bill that will ban any other flag being flown at U.S. Embassies other than the U.S. flag.


Her support for the bill drew a lot of ire from people online.

House Resolution 85, also known as the Old Glory Only Act, was sponsored by Republican Representative Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and has been introduced a few times over the past few years. With Greene's backing, the bill is under very close scrutiny, particularly in regard to the types of flags it was designed to prevent from flying over embassies.

In Greene's statement of support, she called out the LGBTQ+ Pride flag, and said:

"During my campaign for Congress, I promised that I would always put America First. That means that only the Stars and Stripes should fly over our embassies in foreign countries."
"President Biden's State Department has already raised a flag over our embassiesthat doesn't represent the vast majority of Americans."

Many online felt Greene's support of the bill was unsurprising.




Under President Donald Trump, embassies were ordered to not fly any flags outside other than the Stars and Stripes without permission. Most of the time permission was denied, however some ambassadors ignored the order.

With President Joe Biden, this order was rescinded, and ambassadors are allowed to display the Pride flag without restriction.

Meanwhile, Greene is an anti-LGBTQ+ politician. She's previously "liked" the MassResistance on Facebook, a hate group against LGBTQ+ rights, and has expressed derogatory views for the trans community.

So there's little surprise she supports a bill like this.




Greene's distaste for other flags extends to a time when Harry Harris, the ambassador to South Korea, hung a flag in support of Black Lives Matter.

While at the time Harris said the flag showed support for the fight against racial injustice, Greene said in her statement of support:

"In the past, rogue members of the State Department flew the flag of the radical Marxist group, Black Lives Matter. The domestic terrorists represented by that flag have burned down our cities with the mission of defunding our police."
"We should NOT be flying a flag of a group who wants to erase our history and bring mass destruction to our country through Communism."

The bill isn't expected to get very far in the Democrat controlled Congress.

Perhaps because of this, people online aren't taking it or Greene very seriously.




Greene has been an ardent supporter of former President Trump, including promoting the "QAnon" conspiracy theory. She's also supported very dubious claims such as several school shootings were staged false flag events designed to take away her guns.

Recently, a viral video showed Greene insisting Muslim members of Congress swear in on a Christian Bible. She tried to force Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to retake their oaths on a Christan Bible since the Muslim women originally took their oaths on a Quran.

More from People/donald-trump

Matthew Perry in '90210'; Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry in '90210'
Fox

Poignant '90210' Scene Featuring Matthew Perry, Shannen Doherty And Luke Perry Resurfaces

A clip of Matthew Perry, Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry alongside Jason Priestley in an episode of Beverly Hills 90210 has resurfaced following Doherty's death on Saturday, and it's hitting fans hard.

The poignant scene from the series' first season was recently shared on Threads and quickly made its way across other platforms.

Keep ReadingShow less
Terrell Davis
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

United Airlines Apologizes After NFL Hall Of Famer Is Handcuffed In Front Of His Family On Flight

United Airlines issued an apology after NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis was handcuffed in front of his family and other passengers for tapping a flight attendant on the arm during a flight.

The former Denver Broncos running back (1995-2002) took to Instagram earlier this week to address the "traumatizing events" that transpired while he was traveling with his wife and three children.

Keep ReadingShow less
Screenshot of Matt Gaetz being confronted by an RNC delegate
@KaladinFree/X

RNC Attendee Confronts 'A**hole' Gaetz For Going After McCarthy In Hilariously Brutal Takedown

Far-right Florida Representative Matt Gaetz was brilliantly shut down by a delegate attending the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee after Gaetz was seen taunting former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Gaetz, who led the charge to oust McCarthy from the speakership in October 2023, noticed him being interviewed by CNN's Kaitlan Collins at the convention and went over to rag on his political nemesis.

Keep ReadingShow less
Screenshot of Brenna Bird
C-SPAN

Iowa AG Dragged For Ironically Boasting At RNC That Republicans Put Criminals 'In Jail'

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird was criticized after telling the audience at the Republican National Convention that the GOP is known to "put criminals where they belong: in jail"—only to then encourage everyone to vote for convicted felon former President Donald Trump.

In May, Trump became the first former president to be convicted of felony crimes. The jury found him guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records to conceal hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels to illegally influence the 2016 election. His sentencing was set for July 11 but has now been delayed in the wake of a Supreme Court decision granting him sweeping immunity protections.

Keep ReadingShow less
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Vivek Ramaswamy
Steven Ferdman/GC Images; Jacek Boczarski/Anadolu via Getty Images

AOC Gives Vivek Ramaswamy Brutal Tip On How To Be 'Cool' After His RNC Challenge To Gen Z

Biotech entrepreneur and former GOP presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy was given a lesson by New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about "being cool" after he made an appeal to Generation Z during the Republican National Convention, telling them they can be "rebels" if they call themselves "conservative" on college campuses.

Speaking from the podium at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ramaswamy issued the following remarks designed to court the youth:

Keep ReadingShow less