John Fetterman’s LGBTQ and cannabis flags are dancing to the wind again after Pennsylvania’s officials threw them away earlier this week, apparently at the command of some republican legislators.
A day after being thrown away, Fetterman announced through social media that he would restore the flags, one is showcasing marijuana leaves and the other is rainbow-themed.
The lieutenant governor asserted that he didn’t have any qualms with the folks who removed them. Adding GOP Pennsylvania created a lot of drama and exerted much pressure; thus they pulled the flags down. After noticing that, he put them back.
The flags have become an unusual heel of controversy for legislators. During November, Republican lawmakers approved budget legislation that entailed a provision aimed at John’s marijuana-themed office décor.
Fetterman said that it shouldn’t be like this and flags aren’t controversial things. However, they’re American things. They’re freedom-related, individuality-related and connote more revenue and jobs.
A spokesperson for Pennsylvania General Services Department confirmed that it was asked to remove the flags and it complied according to section 1724-E of the budget code.
Marijuana Moment sought the House speaker and Senate Majority leader’s office for comment; however, representatives failed to respond before the publication date.
Going against the flag directive is average for Fetterman’s course. Fetterman is a longtime cannabis reform activist who plans for running for the U.S Senate seat. His aggressive embrace of the cannabis legalization initiative has often made him famous. He promised to table that advocacy before Congress if he decides to enter the race and wins.
He said that he’s the only individual who has called out on his party for failing to adopt the measure. He repeatedly criticized the Democratic National commission for rejecting a pro-decriminalization measure.
On the lieutenant governor’s campaign website, Fetterman touts his efforts in steering a listening tour throughout the state to gather public views on the reform.