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Another flag associated with Jan. 6 Capitol siege was seen at an Alito home: report



Another flag associated with the Jan. 6, 2021 siege of the U.S. Capitol was found to have flown at a home owned by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, according to a new report.

The “Appeal to Heaven” flag, which some Trump supporters carried into the halls of Congress as they tried to disrupt the approval of the 2020 presidential election results, flew at Alito’s vacation home last summer, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The flag, which dates back to the Revolutionary War, has emerged in recent years as a symbol for some far-right evangelicals, The Times noted. It’s been used to show support of former President Donald Trump and his false claims that he was robbed of victory in the 2020 election. The white flag, which bears a picture of an evergreen below the words “Appeal to Heaven,” has been hung outside the office of House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Calif.), according to The Times.

The publication obtained three photos of Alito’s beach house flag from three separate sources showing it displayed at his home on Long Beach Island in July and September 2023. The flag also showed up on a Google street view from August, according to the report. It was not clear how long the flag was flown, The Times noted.

Alito recently came under fire for having an upside-down U.S. flag — a symbol of the “Stop the Steal” campaign against the 2020 election results — outside his home in Alexandria, Va., in January 2021. That’s prompted calls for him to recuse himself from two Jan. 6 cases before the Supreme Court, but so far he has shown no signs of doing so.

Alito previously said his wife was responsible for flying the upside-down flag. He has not yet commented about the “Appeal to Heaven” flag.

With News Wire Services

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