Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is now concerned about the status of the American flag in the wake of many southern states removing the Confederate flag from government buildings after the tragic shooting of nine African-Americans by a white supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina.
In his broadcast on June 23, Limbaugh warned that the American flag would now “come under assault” because it is the only symbol left standing that represents “everything that’s wrong with” the United States.
“If you take a look at the timeline of progressive events, their speed and rapidity with which the left is conducting this assault on all of these American traditions and institutions, if you don’t think the American flag’s in their crosshairs down the road, you had better stop and reconsider,” Limbaugh explained.
Limbaugh believes that Democrats consider the American flag a “symbol of hate” and will have it removed from government locations, schools and other public places. However, Republicans and Democrats have both supported the removal of the Confederate flag from government affiliated locations, The Blaze noted.
“It isn’t gonna be long before the American flag is gonna cause chills, fear, scary thoughts,” Limbaugh added.
Later in the broadcast, Limbaugh did his own impersonation of what a Democrat might say – “It’s gonna make me nervous, the American flag, when I see the American flag, it’s a symbol of hate,” Limbaugh quipped.
After his comments, critics condemned Limbaugh conspiracy theory type rhetoric.
“This is absurd … ‘They’re gonna take our flags’ is like a leftist saying ‘They’re gonna take my birth control pills.’ It’s a fear tactic,” Greg Gutfeld, co-host of Fox News Channel’s The Five, said on June 24.