House Dems who waved Ukraine flags hit with ethics complaint

Democrats who showed where their true loyalty lies when they waved Ukrainian flags on the House floor could now be facing an ethics complaint.

When the long overdue $61 billion American taxpayer gift to the notoriously corrupt Eastern European country passed last month, Dem lawmakers whipped out their little blue and yellow flags and vigorously flapped them in the air, showing far more enthusiasm than they ever do for anything that even remotely benefits their own country.

The vulgar display drew an angry response from some Republicans and now the House Ethics Committee is being asked to look into whether the 28 offenders violated congressional rules on decorum and to “hold the wrongdoers accountable.”

The conservative Heritage Foundation sent a letter to the Ethics Committee on Wednesday requesting the immediate opening of an investigation into the conduct of the Democrats led by Reps. Seth Magaziner (D-RI), Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ), and Diana DeGette (D-CO) who reportedly helped to pass out the flags.

“The conduct of waving the flag impugns the reputation of the House because foreign flags dilute the primacy and importance of deep American traditions, American lives sacrificed, and the land that the American flag represents,” reads the letter which was reported by the Washington Examiner. “Not only do these flagrant displays of foreign capitulation disrespect our American heritage and the American way of life, but it also directly insults the American people.”

The letter also accuses the House Dems of being in violation of a rule stating lawmakers “may not engage in disorderly or disruptive conduct in the Chamber,” and especially with the “use of an exhibit to impede, disrupt, or disturb the proceedings of the House,” citing Speaker Mike Johnson who warned the Ukraine-first festivities violated the decorum of the House.

“Put those damn flags away,” Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) said, admonishing her Democrat colleagues at the time.

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“Watching American representatives pass out & wave Ukrainian flags in the United States House of Representatives chamber infuriated me. As we speak, my team is drafting legislation that will prohibit the display of foreign nations’ flags on the House floor,” said Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) in an X post condemning the conduct of her Dem colleagues. “If there is one room in our country that should only have the American flag present, it is this room.”

“Ukrainian flags fly in the chamber of the UNITED STATES House of Representatives as they vote to send more of your hard-earned money to a corrupt foreign regime. And just like that they shout ‘UKRAINE! UKRAINE!’ while happily working to secure Ukraine’s borders, not ours,” added Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in a post to X after the unseemly episode.

“The only flags that belong on the floor of the U.S. House are American flags,” Heritage Oversight Project executive director Mike Howell said.

“It shouldn’t take an ethics complaint from the Oversight Project to instigate consequences for this flagrant violation of the rules,” he told the Washington Examiner.

Among other Democrats included in the letter are former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Dan Goldman (D-NY), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

Chris Donaldson


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