A mystery has erupted on Capitol Hill over the fate of a flag that was spotted upside down earlier this week.
The mystery emerged Tuesday when a Twitter account with the alias DC_Draino posted a photo of the Capitol flag upside down.
NEW: US flag currently flying upside down over Senate building signaling distress and needing rescue
Some believe it was flipped after Sen. Fetterman spoke with the sophistication of a drunk toddler in a hearing today pic.twitter.com/PpatypZwgL
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) May 16, 2023
As noted by DC_Draino, some believe the flag was purposefully positioned upside down in mockery of Sen. John Fetterman, who earlier that day had barely been able to speak during a Senate Banking Committee.
But Newsweek has claimed it’s all a big misunderstanding.
“An official at the Capitol confirmed … that the flag was at one point upside down. The official blamed a broken clip and added that the issue was later rectified,” the outlet reported Wednesday.
Well there you have it, right? Not exactly.
Some critics, including DC_Draino, don’t believe it was just a mistake:
Yes I know the article says a “clip broke” but the flag wouldn’t fly like that if it was hanging by 1 clip
Guarantee the reply guys in my comments taking the government’s PR answer at face value are vaccinated & boosted
The picture is clearly showing something different
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) May 17, 2023
There is obviously a wind blowing, so if one of the two clips broke, the flag would be twisting around itself like a cigar. Take a towel and hold it from one corner and see how it hangs. Same thing. Someone hung the flag upside down intentionally.
— Michdoc48647 (@michdoc48647) May 17, 2023
If it was a broken clip and the wind was blowing as it clearly is in the photo, why would it not appear to be attached by only one clip?
— KK (@JKKKabosky) May 17, 2023
Two issues with a broken clip. A worn clip is easy to identify. They wear, not just break. Second? Since the wind is blowing, based on the flag, the bottom (or top) wouldn’t be vertical to the clipped end above it
— no, you can’t pet my dog (@K9DutchArmy) May 18, 2023
If it was caused because a “clip broke” wouldn’t the flag just streamer in the wind instead of still fluttering like a flag?
— Robert Bruce Willsie (@bobw222) May 17, 2023
However, some do believe it was just a screw-up, though the number of believers is far and few between.
I mean you can tell it was a clip break, the flag isn’t even properly at half mast, it’s clearly just flipped over. Perhaps the clip is weighing down the other end, and it wrapped around the pole?
This is but ONE frame and there’s no video. So context is very limited.
— Einharjar (@Nurhaal) May 17, 2023
It honestly could have been just a screwup. Over 100,000 US flags go up and down over the US Capitol each year as part of their Capital Flag Program. People ask for “a flag that flew over the Capitol,” and congress members supply them to constituents.
— Terry MacKay (@TerryMacKay15) May 17, 2023
There’s also a third group of people that responded to DC_Draino’s report by skipping over the debate altogether and concluding that the upside-down flag is fitting.
Why is it fitting? Because America is currently in distress and in dire need of rescue — namely from the Democrat Party and its catastrophic agenda.
The sentiment of the Country right now, I’m sure.
— Indicted, again. (@Brandonstheguy) May 16, 2023
It should have been flipped since January 21, 2021.
— Ultra Dark Nuclear Logic (@LogicFirst1) May 16, 2023
Normalize this. Don’t flip that flag until the entire biden administration is in jail.
— Biden for prison 2024 (@Chrissaystruth) May 16, 2023
A duress signal. It happened. It’s true. Our nation is under duress. We are being engaged with unrestricted asymmetrical warfare. Made this image my profile pic.
— Wyatt Matthers (@WyattMatthers) May 17, 2023
We’ve had ours up that way and on this account for months now. The country IS in distress and it DOES REQUIRE RESCUE. GLAD TO SEE AND HEAR SOMEBODY KNOW IT. AND IT AIN’T ABOUT Fetterman. IT JUST CAN’T BE. MAYBE THAT’S THE EXCUSE.
— AF (@SovereignNatls) May 16, 2023
This comes amid the latest data from Gallup, released in April, showing that only 16 percent of Americans are satisfied “with the way things are going in the U.S.”
Can you blame them? Grocery prices keep rising, the Biden administration keeps forwarding taxpayer money to Ukraine, crime remains persistently high, and the legacy media meanwhile has no interest in holding this administration accountable for anything, aside for the debacle in Afghanistan.
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