Watch: Right-wing voters pledge allegiance to flag from Jan. 6 at Bannon-hosted GOP rally

Watch: Right-wing voters pledge allegiance to flag from Jan. 6 at Bannon-hosted GOP rally
Supporters of President Donald Trump await his arrival at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 21, 2019. Trump was in town to speak at an AMVETS convention and attend a fundraiser for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's re-election campaign. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)
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She backed a different Republican candidate for governor of Virginia earlier this year but pro-Trump "folk hero" and GOP activist Martha Boneta was on stage Wednesday night to emcee a rally for far right Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin, and other GOP candidates.

The highlight of the evening was supposed to be when Donald Trump called in to motivate supporters at the Steve Bannon-led event, but it appears the crowd was quite taken with a flag Boneta said "was carried at the peaceful rally with Donald Trump on January 6," and they pledged allegiance to it.

It's unclear if that "peaceful rally" was the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol that has already resulted in about 650 arrests, or the insurrection incitement rally where Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Rep. Mo Brooks, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Katrina Pierson, Amy Kremer, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Donald Trump Jr., Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, all "riled up the crowd at the now-infamous 'Stop the Steal' rally," that led to the insurrection.

Wednesday night Trump told the crowd, "We won in 2016. We won in 2020 — the most corrupt election in the history of our country, probably one of the most corrupt anywhere. But we're gonna win it again."

Here's how the conservative crowd responded when the flag, now a "talisman" as some are commenting, was trotted out as a revered symbol of insurrection:

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe did not hold back in condemning the "pledge":

On social media some commented on the disturbing symbolism, including the parallels to Nazi Germany:




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