They chose to do this during the week that the country remembers its veterans on Vietnam Veterans Day.
Via Free Beacon:
Multiple Democratic offices on Capitol Hill have replaced their flags memorializing prisoners of war with transgender pride flags, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
The changes came at the urging of the National Center for Transgender Equality, which is delivering flags to congressional offices in advance of International Transgender Day of Visibility. Among the members to make the switch was Rep. Kim Schrier (D., Wash.), who replaced the POW flag she had displayed outside her office with a transgender pride flag.
The first picture is of the outside of Schrier’s office from a January Facebook post, while the second is from earlier this week. The name plates appear different because Schrier, who is a doctor, later had “M.D.” added after her name.
Schrier’s office told the Washington Free Beacon that the POWMIA flag has not been removed permanently.
“We were asked to fly the Transgender Equality flag by the National Center for Transgender Equality this week ahead of Transgender Visibility Day on Sunday,” a spokesperson for the office said. “Our POWMIA flag has been in the Congresswoman’s office this week. And will be back outside our office tomorrow.”
Staffers from the office of Rep. Pete Aguilar (D., Calif.) were spotted attempting to pull their office’s POW flag out of its stand on Wednesday. A source told the Washington Free Beacon that Aguilar’s office initially tried to remove the POW flag, was unsuccessful, then managed to remove it soon after.