In Pennsylvania, one local Republican Committee head has chosen to express his discontent with President Obama‘s reelection and second inauguration in a very public, and some would say controversial, way. Brent Kovac, leader of the local Republican Party chapter, hung an American flag upside down during the inauguration ceremony yesterday. The symbol usually indicates distress by soldiers in times of war. Now, Kovac is facing backlash from the community.
Kovac spoke to local station WPXI and said he does not “regret it at all” because “our nation is in a horrible place.” The flag was placed in a prominent location outside a local Republican meeting spot on the main road of McKeesport.
“I think some people that didn’t know why the flag was flying upside down might find out, and some people that didn’t agree with it might’ve talked to some people who agreed with it,” Kovac said.
WPXI spoke to many local residents who said they did not believe the statement was appropriate.
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