A Vietnam War veteran called for the Connecticut town official who knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance to resign from her post.

Calvin Bunnell appeared on "Fox & Friends" and said that standing for the pledge is held in the same regard as standing for the national anthem.

Haddam Selectman Melissa Schlag drew outrage on July 16 when she took a knee at a Board of Selectmans' meeting in protest to President Trump.

Schlag posted a letter on Facebook explaining her actions, saying that she knelt due to "extreme sorrow" for the country under Trump.


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She knelt at another meeting on Monday, angering the residents and veterans attendance who had shown up to lodge their displeasure with her earlier disrespect of the flag.

Bunnell said at Monday's meeting that Schlag turned her back on half of Haddam when she knelt for the pledge.

"As it says on my shirt, if you don't like the flag I'll help you pack your bags and get the heck out of here," he had also said.

Bunnell told Ainsley Earhardt on Thursday that respecting the flag is one of the first things he learned as a child.

"When I first went into elementary school, that was the first thing they taught us, respect for the flag."

Schlag had said in a Connecticut Public Radio interview that she has no intentions of resigning. 

"When she does something like that, she is not representing the constituents of that town in the right way," Bunnell said.

Watch the segment above.


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