A Minnesota city in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district has voted to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and outraged American citizens have taken to the city hall to protest.
Last month, the St. Louis Park city council voted unanimously 5-0 to no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance before the start of every session. One councilman said this decision was necessary in order to serve “a diverse community.”
Marni Hockenberg, a St. Louis Park resident, helped organize a protest rally of over 100 city residents who attended a city council meeting to voice their frustrations. Hockenberg led the protesters in a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance and later chanted “USA.”
President Trump has weighed in on Twitter twice in regards to the city’s removal of the Pledge. In his first tweet, President Trump voiced his support for the “patriots” who are outraged.
In a tweet two days later, Trump attacked the city council’s “stupidity and disloyalty.”
St. Louis Park city council members have given no indication as to whether or not they plan on reversing their decision to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
St. Louis Park is located in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, which is represented by freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar.