Because somehow saying the Pledge is ‘intimidating’ to immigrants.
Via Daily Wire:
A city in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) district recently voted to ban the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of city council meetings in order to be more welcoming to an increasingly “diverse community.” In response, citizens have mounted a forceful protest.
According to Fox News, as the city council held a meeting this week on whether or not to reconsider the ban, over 100 protesters were seen waving American flags while chanting “USA!”
“Protesters were out in force in a Minnesota city this week, upset over the city council’s decision to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of their meetings,” reports the outlet. “The council’s meeting to reconsider the controversial change was held on Monday, as nearly 100 citizens waved American flags and chanted ‘USA!’ in a bid to convince the council to reverse course before the change goes into effect next week.”
As The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra reported last week, the St. Louis Park, Minnesota City Council voted unanimously (5-0) mid-June to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of sessions to make it a more “welcoming environment” for non-citizens who do business with the city.