Now, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4006 Commander Carl Dry alleges the party’s rising star wants to do way with the American flag altogether, or at least at his campaign events, according to The Examiner.
At a town hall meeting at the VFW in late August, Dry contends O’Rourke’s people demanded veterans remove the American flag from the walls, but they refused to comply.
Dry made it clear the VFW does not endorse O’Rourke’s campaign, which was required to abide by the same rental agreement as any other group that leases the facility.
“I do not normally attend rental events, but I attended Saturday to make sure things ran smoothly,” Dry said, adding that the campaign made two specific requests. “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 did not only say no, I said hell no, you don’t take the flags off the wall,” he said. “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.”