President Joe Biden’s administration is facing criticism online from conservative voices over its Pride Month display at the White House, with many Twitter users claiming it violates the U.S. Flag Code. The display, featuring a rainbow-colored Pride flag alongside two American flags, has prompted allegations that it fails to adhere to the Flag Code’s provision stating that the American flag should be in the center of any display featuring multiple national flags or pennants.
Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, voiced his concerns, accusing Biden of disrespecting American service members and violating the Flag Code in order to advance a “revolutionary transgender agenda targeting children.” Fitton specifically referred to U.S. Flag Code §7. (e), which emphasizes that the American flag should be at the center and highest point when grouped with other flags or pennants.
The White House has not yet responded to the backlash and requests for comment regarding the display. The Pride Month celebration held at the White House featured performances and speakers representing LGBT causes, with the first lady, Jill Biden, praising the Pride community as brave and inspiring individuals who serve as an example for the nation and the world.
Despite the criticism and claims of Flag Code violations, President Biden reiterated his support for the LGBT community during the event, describing them as some of the bravest and most inspiring people he has encountered. He emphasized the importance of unity and pride in moving the country forward, stating that the United States of America should proudly remember its identity.
While the controversy surrounding the Pride Month display continues to stir debate, the Biden administration remains focused on promoting inclusivity and recognition for the LGBT community. Supporters argue that the display is a symbol of support and celebration, while critics raise concerns about adherence to the Flag Code and the prioritization of certain agendas over others. The divide reflects broader societal debates surrounding the intersection of politics, symbolism, and the rights of marginalized communities.