Moulton mocks RNC for sending improperly folded American flag
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2020 presidential candidate Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonOvernight Defense: Iran crisis eases as Trump says Tehran 'standing down' | Dems unconvinced on evidence behind Soleimani strike | House sets Thursday vote on Iran war powers Congress reacts to US assassination of Iranian general Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far MORE (D-Mass.) on Thursday knocked the Republican National Committee (RNC) for sending him an American flag folded improperly.

Moulton, an Iraq War veteran, tweeted a photo Thursday showing a letter addressed to him and sent by RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, alongside a folded American flag. 

“In recent weeks it has become increasingly clear that the proper respect and handling for the United States flag is an issue for the Democrat Party,” McDaniel’s letter reads. “The American flag is a powerful symbol of freedom and independence that many have died to protect. It deserves to be treated as such.” 

“Hey, @GOP thank you for mailing me the flag and a copy of the flag code,” Moulton tweeted. “Next time, show some respect and fold it properly.”

Several Twitter users called out McDaniel and the RNC for the mistake, with one user calling the letter and improper folding "condescending" and "offensive." 

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the correct way to fold the American flag is by doing so horizontally then triangularly in a way that leaves a triangle showing only the blue section.


McDaniel’s letter comes after protesters last week pulled down a U.S. flag at an Aurora, Colo., Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility and tried to destroy it, as well as a July 4 incident in which a flag was burned in front of the White House.