VIDEO: Pence speaks out on pride flag decision: There’s only room for one flag
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WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence voiced support Monday for the Trump administration’s move to prohibit U.S. embassies from flying the rainbow pride flag on their flagpoles during LGBTQ Pride Month, telling NBC News that “it’s the right decision.”
In an interview with White House correspondent Kristen Welker, Pence confirmed an exclusive report from NBC News that said the U.S. Department of State had rejected requests from at least four U.S. embassies to fly the flag during June. Pence said he was aware the State Department had said the American flag was the only flag that should fly on the flagpoles, and he added, “I support that.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“As the president said on the night we were elected, we’re proud to be able to serve every American,” Pence said when pressed about what he would say to the LGBTQ community that feels the decision runs counter to President Donald Trump celebrating Pride Month in a tweet.
“We both feel that way very passionately, but when it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies, and capitals around the world, having the one American flag fly I think is the right decision,” the vice president added.
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Mike Pence confirmed the U.S. had rejected American embassies’ requests to fly the rainbow flag during Pride Month, saying only “one flag should fly.” https://t.co/mk1m6bOCMd
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) June 11, 2019
VP Pence says he supports the pride flag not flying on US embassy flagpoles: “It’s the right decision.” https://t.co/ZbERo3jd7G
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 11, 2019
Pence says move to bar rainbow flags outside U.S. embassies was ‘the right decision’ https://t.co/D7ci7hJqYG
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 11, 2019
Mike Pence chimes in with his opinion on the administration’s rainbow flag ban at U.S. embassies https://t.co/yTzRyIZqHr
— AlterNet (@AlterNet) June 11, 2019
Mike Pence backs ban on Pride flags at U.S. embassies https://t.co/4Bo3kOEoJc
— Washington Blade (@WashBlade) June 10, 2019
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