House Democrats referenced the wrong Confederate flag Thursday during a debate over the controversial symbol.
A photo from floor debates shows a Confederate flag with 17 stars, according to a post on CSPAN’s Instagram account.
The actual Confederate battle flag had 13 stars, one for each of the states that seceded from the Union before joining the Confederacy as of late 1861.
CSPAN’s photo shows a number of House Democrats speaking by a cutout of the incorrect version on Thursday morning.
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House GOP leaders abruptly canceled a vote Thursday on a spending bill for the Interior Department amid intraparty infighting over displays of the Confederate flag.
The proposed legislation was shelved after the House moved to vote on an amendment to a measure that would continue allowing the display of the controversial symbol in certain federal cemeteries.