(PresidentialWire.com)- President Joe Biden last week ordered that all flags be flown at half staff across the United States in honor of fallen police officers. It was an interesting decision given just how anti-police the Democratic Party and its supporters have become, but it looks like the president found a perfect excuse to walk back his order.
But first, take a look at what the president ordered on May 15.
“NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2021, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 9 through May 15, 2021, as Police Week. I call upon all Americans to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call on the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag from their homes and businesses on that day,” a presidential proclamation reads.
But pretty quickly, he reversed the decision and said that the flags should not be flown at half staff in honor of fallen police officers after all.
The Washington Post described that the president’s reversal was really just a result of a “quirk” that happens “every half dozen years or so.” The Democrat-friendly media outlet described how two different protocols for the flag collided, this time, for Peace Officers Memorial Day which falls on May 15, and the Armed Forces Day, which falls on the third Saturday in May.
For Armed Forces Day, flags are required to be flown at full-staff.
It makes sense, therefore, to reverse the order – but there was no statement from the White House about moving the day to honor police officers to the following Sunday or Monday.
Couldn’t the White House have flown the flag at half staff the day after Armed Forces Day?