A Minnesota City Council in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district abruptly reversed course Tuesday; reinstating the Pledge of Allegiance after dropping the patriotic oath from their meetings weeks ago.
“A Minnesota city council on Monday reportedly agreed to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings, weeks after the group sparked a widespread — and high-reaching — backlash by removing the pledge’s recital,” reports Fox News.
“I’ve concluded that I made a mistake and I’m sorry and I’m asking for forgiveness,” city council member Steve Hallifan said
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Original Story: June 28, 2019
A Minnesota City Council voted to eliminate the recitation of the United States Pledge of Allegiance before their daily meetings earlier this month; saying they want to create a more “welcoming environment” to a “diverse community.”
They are now considering reversing the controversial decision after a nationwide backlash.
“The St. Louis Park City Council unanimously voted on June 17 to amend the procedure rules so that the pledge would no longer be said before the start of every session in an effort to serve a more ‘diverse community,’” reports Fox News.
“We concluded that in order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community we’re going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting,” Council Member Tim Brausen said
“If we have an appropriate opportunity, if we have a boy scout color guards or others in attendance or if it’s a special occasion we will consider using the pledge of allegiance before the meetings,” he continued.
“Not everyone who does business with the city or has a conversation is a citizen,” added another council member. “They certainly don’t need to come into city council chambers and pledge their allegiance to our country in order to tell us what their input is about a sidewalk in front of their home.”
St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano announced Thursday that the council will be re-visiting the issue.