The chairman of a Connecticut school district's board of education resigned after the board voted to begin each meeting by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Josh Adams, chairman of the New Hartford Board of Education, reportedly stepped down after opposing a vote by his fellow board members.

Adams was overruled after telling board members that he would not propose the policy in a meeting, saying he decides on the agenda as chairman.

He also said he doesn't pledge allegiance to anything and supports "principles on which the country was founded."


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Adams also reportedly said that he hadn't planned on resigning, but that he felt it was right to do so.

Another official in Connecticut drew outrage over the pledge in July after she knelt at two Board of Selectmans meetings to protest the president.

Haddam Selectman Melissa Schlag defended her decision in a letter posted to Facebook, saying she did so because of "extreme sorrow" for the country under President Trump.

Angry residents and military veterans attended one of Schlag's meetings, voicing their displeasure with her disrespect of the flag.

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