Trump: Flag burners should be jailed, lose citizenship

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says there are no plans for Congress to take action against flag burning.

Although the Supreme Court has declared flag burning to be a constitutionally protected form of free speech, Donald Trump said Tuesday he still wants to make the practice illegal.

"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag," the president-elect tweeted Tuesday. "If they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"

It's not known what inspired Trump's condemnation of flag burning, or whether he will call on Congress to attempt a new law banning it.

While the Supreme Court has upheld flag burning, Trump will have at least one appointment to that body and has a chance to alter the court's ideological direction.

Photos: Donald Trump elected president

Copyright 2016 KING


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment
TRENDING VIDEOS