June 10, 2021
For Immediate Release – Contact Jen 718-612-5654
Staten Island, NY – Republican/Conservative candidate for Staten Island Borough President Leticia Remauro is calling on Staten Islanders to show their patriotism by displaying American flags outside their homes and businesses on Monday, June 14th in celebration of Flag Day. While this is, and should be, standard practice for this day of celebration, her call was spurred by MSNBC commentator and NY Times Editorial Board Member Mara Gay stating she was “disturbed” seeing so many American flags during a recent visit to a friend’s home on Long Island.
Said Remauro, “America is the greatest country in the world. We are free to express our opinions and voice our concerns. I am saddened that Ms. Gay perceives the display of the American flag as a negative and I hope she does more traveling to other countries where people are truly oppressed to be reminded of the unique and ever expanding freedoms Americans enjoy. Until then, I urge every Staten Islander who loves America and who believes, as I do, that while not perfect, there is a lot about America to celebrate and commemorate, to proudly display the American flag in their home, business or vehicle on June 14, 2021 in recognition of Flag Day.
“But really,” concluded Remauro, “it’s not surprising that the New York Times and MSNBC would find a way to again insult patriotic Americans outside the self-dealing media elite bubble Ms. Gay resides in. I‘m sure her remarks were warmly received in Brownstone Brooklyn where multimillion dollar homes are taxed less than modest single family homes in Staten Island.”