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Senate Republicans Kill Trump’s Dream Of Throwing People In Jail For Flag Burning

After Donald Trump suggested that people be put in jail for burning the flag, top Republican Senators Mitch McConnell and John McCain reminded Trump that flag burning is protected under the First Amendment, as McConnell signaled to reporters than any legislation banning flag burning would be DOA.

Video of McCain:


McCain said, “I do not approve of burning the flag. I do believe there should be some punishment, but as of right now, the Supreme Court’s decision is that people are free to express themselves that way. But I do not approve of it, and I think there’s other ways for people to express their views.”

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters:

McConnell has opposed every bill to criminalize flag-burning and has not brought a single flag burning amendment to the floor as leader.

If Mitch McConnell doesn’t want it to happen, then Donald Trump’s dream of putting people in jail for burning the flag is dead on arrival. Trump isn’t even in office yet, and already Senate Republicans are disagreeing with him and refusing to take up some of his ideas.

One can almost count the days until President Trump is angrily attacking Senate Majority Leader McConnell on his Twitter account. The Trump/McConnell marriage looks destined to fail in spectacular fashion.

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