Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, held a “Voter Mobilization” event in Asheville, NC, today, at which she displayed an upside-down American flag.
According to the United States Code, the flag should only be flown upside down to signal “dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.”
Some Americans fly the flag upside as a way to protest the government. Sen. Harris did not say what she was protesting, but a campaign aide said Harris was not personally in any danger.
“But it is her First Amendment right to fly the flag however she wants,” said the aide, who also demanded anonymity. “I don’t believe the polls anymore, but based on the number of people showing up to Biden/Harris events, it looks like it’s the campaign that’s in distress.”