EMBARRASSING: California Democrat, Los Angeles Councilor Kevin De León Doesn’t Know the Pledge of Allegiance

State Sen. President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, responds to a lawmakers question concerning his bill to prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities during a hearing of the Senate Public Safety Committee, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The committee approved De Leon’s measure, SB54, that has been introduced less than a week after President Donald Trump’s signed an order threatening to withdraw some federal grants from jurisdictions that bar official from communicating with federal authorities about someone’s immigration status. If approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor, it could create a border-to-border sanctuary in the nation’s largest state.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Los Angeles City Councilor and former California Senate President Kevin de León flubbed the Pledge of Allegiance during a city council meeting on Tuesday.

De León is a Democrat career politician. He formerly served as the President pro tempore of the California Senate, and ran in a left-wing primary challenge against establishment Democrat Dianne Feinstein in 2018.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…”

*silence*

“Under invincible, pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…”

*muttering*

What?

De León finally got it right after finishing his Google search.

A 2017 profile of de León described the longtime California legislator as “strongly identifying with Mexican culture.” Perhaps if Leon more closely identified with American culture, he’d actually know the brief phrase that most Americans have recited countless times throughout their lives.

In shameless fashion, the progressive Democrat followed up on his unpatriotic gaffe by raising money for illegal aliens.

Maybe in future Los Angeles City Council meetings he should lead by pledging his allegiance to illegal immigrants, instead. Perhaps De León wouldn’t forget a phrase doing as such, as opposed to pledging allegiance to America.

De León was elected in a special election to replace Jose Huizar, who was arrested on federal corruption and bribery charges last year. De León is most known for an embarrassment in which he claimed that 3D-printed firearms were capable of firing thirty rounds with half a second, in addition to other bizarre, uninformed statements regarding guns.

What does it say about the United States when the former Senate President of the largest state legislature in the country can’t even recite the Pledge of Allegiance?


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