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It's an expression of -- the United States our next -- was shocked when he got this response from a democratic lawmaker -- ask your leader fell.
House members in the pledge.
Could ask -- representatives to leads in pledged.
I think -- players the Flag Day.
-- based on my first to leave it right from the fact that I really need to prayer.
They represented -- jones' claims the words under god makes it a prayer.
And she's refusing to apologize board here -- down Pennsylvania State representative Darrell -- kept wanting represented.
Good morning Peter good to be -- you what do you think about that is -- a prayer or is it patriotic.
Statement as a lot of us circuit courts in this country.
And what do voters think about that.
-- it as a veteran.
I believe that it's a public affirmation of your loyalty.
And an allegiance to our great nation.
It's it was it's very offensive I I believe for any elected leader.
Not to represent their constituents and themselves in the in that way of pledging allegiance to the flag it's something that I've asked.
Our members to do over the course of the last two years as majority chairman Pennsylvania.
How state government committee I've asked our members to start the meeting by someone leading the pledge at each meeting.
-- switch that back and forth from Republican to Democrat members asking Democrats and Republicans to lead us in the pledge.
And this particular member she's a minority chair I was going to be our last voting meeting last -- voting meeting this session.
And I offered her the opportunity in the honour not to lead us in the pledge and as you see she refused to do so -- -- I think when you look back and I was watching recently once again something I've seen in years past little skit done by Red Skelton.
Where he had talked about what a pity it would be something David co.
That was that's a very inspiring others statement people and CNN continue to represent aggressive stands behind her decision.
Not to recite the pledge let's watch that -- thing.
How many years ago was 1954.
I have not said the pledge of allegiance since and I will not say it into the future.
Must -- those words -- make it less of a prayer.
That represented she's saying that I'm not gonna say it because of it contains the words under god as I mentioned earlier there's a recent.
Court of Appeals the Circuit Court appeals decision that says it's not a religious statement but a patriotic statement.
But let me ask you a hard question we can talk about that.
Did you know that she would refuse to do that before you asked him to do it.
I had in had been brought to my attention over the last two years when we were standing to say the pledge.
Of course normally she's to my right or left normally to my -- and we stand to say the pledge I normally don't have per night.
In my view while I'm pledging a lead right I've had some of my colleagues bring it to my tennis again are just there and did you -- awareness that she wouldn't say it before you ask the right.
I had an awareness that she was not saying it during the meetings I did not know whether or not she would refuse to.
Say -- and I didn't know her reason for not participating in the pledge of allegiance.
But when I -- and gave her that opportunity in that honor to lead us in the pledge of allegiance it was on her whether she refused to say -- -- got to cut you off represented we're out of time but I appreciate you being.
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