For Immediate Release
July 10, 2019Contact: Becky Alery
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding the Walz Administration’s refusal to support the Pledge of Allegiance:

“This week, as a St. Louis Park citizen and proud American, I joined my fellow Patriots to show our support for the Pledge, our Flag and our great nation at the City Council hearing to discuss reinstating the Pledge at council meetings. One notable St. Louis Park citizen (and former State Representative of the city) was missing – our own Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan. This morning, the Walz Administration doubled down on their refusal to support the Pledge of Allegiance stating ‘they have been busy with other matters.’

“As someone who was adopted from South Korea, I am beyond proud to be an American. However, it seems Flanagan and the Walz Administration have chosen to take the side of the Democrats looking to make us feel ashamed to be American rather than proud to support our country, which is the greatest country in the world. I hope Flanagan and Governor Walz will change course and decide to join their fellow America loving Minnesotans and support reinstating the Pledge.”