All week Donald Trump has been getting crushed for a tweet about burning the flag. Well, Hillary co-sponsored a bill to punish people who burn the flag. The Flag Protection Act of 2005 is the name of the bill she sponsored.
Hillary Agrees With Trump
While she was senator of New York, Clinton co-sponsored the Flag Protection Act of 2005, which would have outlawed “destroying or damaging a U.S. flag with the primary purpose and intent to incite or produce imminent violence or a breach of the peace.”
“The purpose of this Act is to provide the maximum protection against the use of the flag of the United States to promote violence while respecting the liberties that it symbolizes,” the bill reads.
The bill called for up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine to those found guilty of burning the flag. If one was to burn the flag on federal land, the punishment was ratcheted up to a $250,000 fine and two years in prison.
The bill did not make it out of the Judiciary Committee at the time.
Maybe Hillary Clinton should take to Twitter and voice her support for Trump’s tweet. Don’t count on it. Like and share this story on Facebook to expose the hypocrisy of the media.