Bozell Demands Va. Gov. Northam Fire Official Who Ordered Removal of American Flag

By Craig Bannister | July 6, 2020 | 2:30pm EDT

"Who the hell do you think you are?" Media Research Center President Brent Bozell asks Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in an open letter after officials in Richmond, the state's capital, reportedly ordered the removal of the U.S. flag celebrating the Fourth of July from a local construction site.

Bozell's letter to Gov. Northam is presented below:

Dear Governor Northam,

Who in the hell do you think you are allowing the American flag to be taken down in Richmond leading up to the 4th of July? 

According to a July 3 article in The Washington Post “officials ordered it [the flag] removed, calling the banner a ‘safety risk’ and potential ‘target’ for demonstrators.”

This is an utter outrage. 

Virginia is the cradle of our country. For state officials to have ordered the flag to be taken down, in all places in the commonwealth of Virginia, is beyond the pale. Whoever is responsible for ordering this absurdity should immediately and publicly be held responsible and then fired. 

The flag represents the blood sacrificed throughout our history by brave patriots defending the freedom of ingrates like you. The takedown of the flag, under your watch, is a slap in the face to all those men and women who died protecting our freedoms and fighting under our flag. 

As the Governor, the buck stops with you. If you do not immediately terminate the individual responsible for this outrage you’re caving in to the lawless mobs rampaging on cities. More: You are just as complicit in its takedown. Perhaps it is you who should be removed.


L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

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