A Connecticut city official sparked outrage by taking a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance to protest President Trump, and now one of her colleagues is planning a patriotic response.

Haddam Selectman Melissa Schlag, a Democrat, took a knee as the pledge was recited during a July 16 Board of Selectman meeting.

In a letter posted on Facebook, Schlag listed a number of reasons for why she knelt, including Trump's comments on Russia's election meddling during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the migrant family separation crisis.



Schlag's fellow Selectman Larry Maggi was standing right behind her when she knelt, and now he's calling for Schlag to resign immediately.


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"A majority of the town and a majority of the people in the area -- not even just our town, all towns around us -- are very, very upset about it," Maggi said on "Fox & Friends."

He said several local residents came up with an idea to show that Schlag's unpatriotic demonstration is not representative of their community.

He revealed that they plan to line a main thoroughfare, Connecticut Route 154, with American flags.

Maggi said they will also sell some of the flags, with all the proceeds going to local veterans.

"This is such a bad picture," Maggi said, referring to an image of Schlag kneeling. "I really want to show the other side of that picture."

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