Orlando shooting: Alabama official refuses to lower flags

Baldwin County, Ala. Commissioner Tucker Dorsey refused to lower flags to half-mast after the shooting in Orlando, despite orders to do so from state governor Robert Bentley and U.S. President Barack Obama.

According to Dorsey, the shooting wasn’t a “valid circumstance,” citing the U.S. Flag Code. The code requires flags to fly at half mast on Memorial Day, and after the death of a government official, while also allowing the President to add more rules.

Dorsey also refused to lower the flag following the attacks in San Bernardino, Calif. and Paris last year, according to NBC News.

Source: Talking Points Memo


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