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Mara Gay Says It’s ‘Disturbing’ To See American Flags In America, Blames White Trump Supporters

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The New York Times’ Mara Gay said Tuesday that it was “disturbing” to see “dozens of American flags” on display in Long Island, New York.

Gay joined MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss the possibility of a Jan. 6 commission that would dig into the events and intelligence leading up to the riot on Capitol Hill, and she argued that the American flag was being flown by former President Donald Trump’s supporters who could not separate their vision of America from “whiteness.”

Gay began by saying that she believed Democrats should go ahead and form a commission without Republican support, arguing that was the only way to begin to get Trump’s influence out of American politics.

“The reality is here that we have a large percentage of the American population — I don’t know how big it is, but we have tens of millions of Trump voters who continue to believe that their rights as citizens are under threat by simple virtue of having to share the democracy with others,” Gay continued, arguing that Trump’s supporters viewed “Americanness” and “whiteness” as one and the same.

“We have to figure out how to get every American a place at the table in this democracy, but how to separate Americanness, America, from wh… (Read more)

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