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Tue May 21, 2024, 08:09 AM May 21

'Not Good Judgment': GOP Senators Ding Samuel Alito Over Upside-Down Flag [View all]

Source: Huff Post

08:13 PM EDT | Updated 11 hours ago

WASHINGTON ― Republican senators criticized Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito over the flying of an upside-down American flag at his house following the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building.

“Emotions are apparently high in that neighborhood but no, it’s not good judgment to do that,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told HuffPost on Monday. “I don’t know what role ― he said his wife was insulted and got mad ― I assume that be true, but he’s still a Supreme Court justice. And, you know, people have to realize that moments like that, to think it through.”

Last week, The New York Times revealed that the upside-down flag flew outside the conservative justice’s home for several days. Alito said that his wife put up the upside-down flag after a dispute with neighbors over “insulting language” on yard signs, including one sign that blamed her for the Jan. 6 riot.

The upside-down flag became a symbol of the “Stop the Steal” movement following Trump’s 2020 presidential election loss and was displayed by some of his supporters who clung to baseless election conspiracy theories. Before that, it was widely recognized as a symbol of distress or protest.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/samuel-alito-upside-down-american-flag_n_664bd233e4b0bcf02f475dd2

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