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<p>”Fetterman quickly replaced the flags in defiance of the law and says he’ll continue to do so if they’re taken down again until the state legalizes marijuana and outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity,” NBC reported.</p><p>Fetterman used the standoff to contrast with Republicans following the fatal January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. </p><p>”The GOP collectively shrugged when a couple of its members were photographed down in D.C. on Jan. 6, but my pride and weed flags are a point of outrage for them?” he wondered. </p><p>He also ripped Republicans for hypocrisy as they complain about “cancel culture.”</p><p><span></span>”I was just making a statement. I never in a million years thought that they would actually write a law to ban them,” Fetterman said. “They can’t understand how ridiculous this looks. They’re all about free speech except when it’s speech they don’t like, apparently.”</p><p>There is no penalty for Fetterman to continue hanging the flags.</p><p>Fetterman is considering running for the U.S. Senate in 2022, the October announcement by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) that he would not run for re-election created an open seat.</p><p>”It’s flattering to be living rent free in their head like this,” Fetterman said.</p><p><br/></p><div class=”rm-embed embed-media”><blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”>New: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. <a href=”https://twitter.com/JohnFetterman?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@JohnFetterman</a> hung weed and LGBTQ rights flags from his balcony on the Capitol. Then the GOP outlawed them. <a href=”https://t.co/0DWkEiXnIa”>https://t.co/0DWkEiXnIa</a> <a href=”https://t.co/rtrX8IHUSV”>pic.twitter.com/rtrX8IHUSV</a><br/>— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) <a href=”https://twitter.com/aseitzwald/status/1355217591439159296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 29, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async=”” charset=”utf-8″ src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”></script></div><p><br/></p><div class=”rm-embed embed-media”><blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-conversation=”none”>“I never in a million years thought that they would actually write a law to ban them,” Fetterman said. “They can’t understand how ridiculous this looks. They’re all about free speech except when it’s speech they don’t like, apparently.” <a href=”https://t.co/0DWkEiXnIa”>https://t.co/0DWkEiXnIa</a><br/>— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) <a href=”https://twitter.com/aseitzwald/status/1355220926154076166?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 29, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async=”” charset=”utf-8″ src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”></script></div>

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