Every leading Democrat can expect to receive an American flag in the mail this week along with instructions on how to use it.
That’s thanks to a campaign by the Republican National Committee that aims to remind the opposing party of its patriotic duties.
RNC spokeswoman Liz Harrington said on “Fox & Friends” Friday that her group is shipping 73 American flags to the Democratic presidential candidates as well as the top Democratic National Committee official in each state. In Washington, D.C., Harrington said shipments had already gone out to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and DNC Chair Tom Perez.
Along with the flags, the RNC included a copy of the U.S. Flag Code, which details proper treatment of the national symbol.
“No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing,” the code reads.
Harrington joked: “The Democratic Party seems to have a problem with the flag these days, so we hope it’s not too triggering for them.”