It could just be a simple slip-up from staffers. Or it could be outright pandering to her pro-amnesty leftist base. Either way, Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick had a float representing her campaign in Eloy, Ariz., on Saturday, adorned with a Mexican flag but no the American flag.
Via the Arizona GOP:
Today Robert Graham criticized Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona’s CD 1 for flying the Flag of Mexico during her parade in Eloy, Arizona this morning.
“Arizona voters already know Kirkpatrick has been doing a poor job representing her constituents while she continues to support Obama’s failed policies, but flying the Flag of Mexico alone with no sign of the Flag of the United States is offensive and hurtful not just to our veterans but to every American,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.
You have to give her the benefit of the doubt. It could simply have been a minor oversight on the part of her staff.
I mean, who would think of adding an American flag to a parade float? Just because she’s an American politician. Collecting American taxpayer dollars. In America. Two days after 9/11. On the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.
Oh well, at least nobody is concerned with the optics of this faux pas.
Except maybe Kirkpatrick. The Mexican flag was cropped out of the pictures posted on the Kirkpatrick campaign Twitter feed.
— Ann Kirkpatrick (@Ann_Kirkpatrick) September 13, 2014
The response from her followers on Twitter was overwhelmingly negative. One post asked if Kirkpatrick is fighting for American families or Mexican families. Another suggested that it was “appalling” for Kirkpatrick to accept U.S. taxpayer dollars and represent Arizona while flying only the Mexican flag during the parade.
Seeing as we try our best to help Democrat politicians learn the error of their ways, we’ve added this public service for Ms. Kirkpatrick.
Here is a link to the Congresswoman’s page where constituents can “request a flag.” Perhaps her own staff might want to look into it next time another parade rolls through town.
The flag incident is not the first time Kirkpatrick has been hoisted by her own petard. As Moe Lane notes, Kirkpatrick is “pretending that she’s some sort of anti-Obamacare whistle-blower,” despite her having voted for the health care law in 2010.
Howard Portnoy contributed to this report.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession