This is just too much! Protesting the flag that they don’t even know has 13 stars…unreal!
House Democrats referenced the wrong Confederate flag Thursday during a debate over the controversial symbol.
A photo from floor debates shows a Confederate flag with 17 stars, according to a post on CSPAN’s Instagram account.
The actual Confederate battle flag had 13 stars, one for each of the states that seceded from the Union before joining the Confederacy as of late 1861.
CSPAN’s photo shows a number of House Democrats speaking by a cutout of the incorrect version on Thursday morning.
Reps. James Clyburn (S.C.), Al Green (Texas), Keith Ellison (Minn.), David Cicilline (R.I.), Eric Swalwell (Calif.), Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) and Terri Sewell (Ala.) all missed the apparent mistake.
VIA: THE HILL