Edition: Global  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

House Majority Leader Comments On Trump's Flag Burning Tweet: 'We'll Protect Our First Amendment'

Duration: 00:59s - Published: < > Embed
News video: House Majority Leader Comments On Trump's Flag Burning Tweet: 'We'll Protect Our First Amendment'Donald TrumpDonald Trump
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has responded to Donald Trump’s tweet about flag burners. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has responded to Donald Trump’s tweet about flag burners. On Tuesday morning, the president-elect wrote, “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!" In an interview with MSNBC, McCarthy assured that no such punishments will be instituted and noted it is Americans’ First Amendment right to incinerate the flag, should they choose to do so. However, he made it clear that neither he nor his constituents approve of the activity, commenting, “In my neck of the woods people don’t burn their flags they actually honor their flags. I don’t see why someone would want to burn it." McCarthy continued, “But, we’ll protect our First Amendment…” According to CNBC, "Currently, burning the flag is protected as freedom of speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution, and the Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that the act is a form of 'symbolic speech.'"


0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

Recent related news

House Majority Leader: Trump's Tax Threat Could Start a Trade War

President-elect Donald Trump's threat to tax companies that send work overseas is not sitting well...
Newsmax - PoliticsAlso reported by •USATODAY.com


Top Republican says he won't back Trump's plan for huge tariffs

Top Republican says he won't back Trump's plan for huge tariffsHouse Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy declined on Monday to support President-elect Donald Trump's...
Business Insider - BusinessAlso reported by •Huffington Post


Trump's Flag Burning Tweet Brings Back 1980s-era Controversy

With an early morning tweet, President-elect Donald Trump revived an issue that hasn't been front and...
NPR - Politics

Trump’s tariff plan hits a hurdle: Congressional Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to use steep tariffs to punish companies...
Seattle Times - BusinessAlso reported by •New Zealand Herald


WATCH: McCain gets testy when reporters press him to comment on Trump’s flag burning tweet

Throughout the presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) refused to comment on anything that...
Raw Story - US

Rep. Kevin McCarthy: Flag Burning Protected, But Not Accepted

The Supreme Court has ruled that burning the American flag is protected under the First Amendment,...
Newsmax - Politics

Donald Trump tweets: Flag burners should face jail, loss of citizenship

The president-elect's tweet is a direct conflict with free speech rights guaranteed by the First...
nola.com - US

White House Rejects Trump's Call for Penalizing Flag Burners

The White House has promptly rejected the U.S. president-elect's suggestion that protesters who burn...
VOA News - Middle East


You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2016 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+