‘A national disgrace’: Bongino calls out Maryland county exec for banning ‘thin blue line’ flag

‘A national disgrace’: Bongino calls out Maryland county exec for banning ‘thin blue line’ flag

(*)(**)Former Secret Service agent (***)Dan Bongino(****) tore into (*****)a Maryland official(****) who banned a “thin blue line” flag from being displayed at a local police station, calling the move a “national disgrace.” (******)(**)“This is certainly a new low in a county in Maryland that is used to lows. This is really a national disgrace,” the Fox News contributor told (*******)“Fox & Friends”(****) on Monday.(******)(**)Montgomery County executive Marc Elrich (*****)said(****) the wooden “thin blue line” flag, a gift from a local resident, would not be displayed at a police station or any other public buildings.(******)(**)(********)(*****)MARYLAND COUNTY EXEC BANS POLICE STATION FROM DISPLAYING ‘DIVISIVE’ ‘THIN BLUE LINE’ FLAG(****)(*********)(******)(**)”The flag provides a symbol of support to some but it is a symbol of dismissiveness to others,” Elrich said in a note. “Because it is divisive, the flag will not be posted at the 5th District nor in any public space within the Police Department.”(******)(**)(********)(**********)WOMAN SEEN TEARING DOWN ‘THIN BLUE LINE’ FLAG SOUGHT BY CALIFORNIA POLICE(****)(*********)(******)(**)The wooden flag, a gift to the 5th District officers from Montgomery County woodworker James Shelton, is labeled by some as a “blue lives matter” flag and an apparent response to the “Black Lives Matter” movement.(******)(**)A photo on the Montgomery County Police Twitter page Wednesday shows Shelton and his young son presenting the artwork to three uniformed officers.(******)(**)”Thank you to resident James Shelton, who presented Montgomery County 5th District officers with a wooden American Flag that he had made in recognition of National First Responders Day. The flag will be displayed in the 5th District Station.”(******)(**)(********)(***********)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP(****)(*********)(******)(**)Bongino, a former Maryland resident who ran for a U.S. Senate seat there in (*****************), called out the “social justice warrior, marshmallow-eating, Snuggie-wearing Twitter warriors who seem to find offense in everything, including ‘Teletubby’ episodes.”(******)(**)“The radical left has taken over the Democratic Party and law enforcement is going to suffer because of it,” Bongino said, lamenting that the symbol – meant to honor fallen officers – has become controversial.(******)(**)(************)Fox News’ Robert Gearty contributed to this report.(*************)(******)(**************)(***************)(****************)Read More(****)

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