Top PA Democrat Forced to Resign After 'I Stand for the Flag, I Kneel at the Cross' Facebook Post

October 15, 2018Oct 15, 2018

In Pennsylvania, a top Democrat says he was forced to resign after he had previously posted a Facebook photo. The photo in question has been deemed controversial and insensitive.

Last year, Mike Salvas posted a photo of him and his wife with the words " I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross." Since the post, he told CBS 2 Pittsburg that he was asked by the chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Party to resign due to the "offensive photo."

Reportedly, Democrats were offended by the post and suggested that his post was insensitive to African American Democrats.

“If you’re going to be executive director of the Democratic Party, you have to be sensitive to things like that," Pennsylvania Republican Ed Gainey told CBS 2 Pittsburg.

Salvas has no plans of apologizing for his views and wants people to know he is not racist. In a recent interview, he shared with a news outlet that he has a bi-racial child and African-American family members.

“I’m not ashamed of my patriotism, not one bit. I fought for this country. I think I have a right to have a voice and be patriotic,” Salvas said.

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