Alabama County Official Defends Decision Not to Lower Flags After Orlando

The Baldwin, Alabama County Commissioner is defending the decision by the county to not lower flags to half-staff, as plenty of other places did, after Orlando.

Tucker Dorsey wrote a lengthy post on Facebook this week saying that while he grieves alongside everyone else, “lowering the flags to half-staff after mass shooting or terrorist event is not a valid circumstance or memorial as specified in the U.S. flag code.” You can see his full Facebook post here:

And then Dorsey appeared on CNN last night to defend his position, where Erin Burnett conftonted him over not lowering the flags after not just Orlando, but after Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, and the Boston bombings.

Dorsey said that aside from the fact that President Obama‘s order doesn’t really apply on a local level, but he thinks the U.S. should be flying the American flag high in the face of terrorism.

Watch above, via CNN.

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