Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) posted to Twitter on Thursday revealing Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's (D-TX) American and Prisoner of War flags were placed in a trash can as members of Congress are moving to new office spaces.
"So this is a WTF moment, here in the House of Representatives, people moving offices and this is apparently where Representative Sheila Jackson Lee keeps her American flag, her POW flag, in the garbage can, in the trash," Mast said in a video. "What the hell is wrong with these people?"
Today’s rescue mission: saving Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s American flag from the garbage can. @JacksonLeeTX18, anytime you’d like a lesson on flag etiquette, let me know. It’s one of the first things we’re taught in basic training. pic.twitter.com/dZljLi41GA— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) December 8, 2022
Jackson Lee has not responded to Mast's video about the flags, but users on Twitter responded to her most recent tweet about the incident.
This is sad and pathetic to put our beautiful flag in a trash can for any reason! pic.twitter.com/g7gJXCuvTr— LeeBrinn (@LeeBrinn2) December 9, 2022
Did you really throw our American flag 🇺🇸 in the trash?— JohnnyBob (@JohnFry57) December 9, 2022
Mast is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, where he worked as a bomb disposal expert. During one incident, one bomb blew up and the explosion resulted in the loss of both of his legs.