In case it slipped right by you, Monday, June 14 was Flag Day, an annual event which began in 1916 when it was established by President Woodrow Wilson.

The American flag, it should be noted, is known the world over and serves as a powerful symbol of the United States anywhere it’s displayed, but it’s also instructive to keep in mind that it’s still just a piece of cloth and doesn’t provide the least bit of freedom or protection to anyone anywhere.

However, based on the self-serving and downright creepy video he posted Monday on Twitter, you’d think that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) would be just fine with the Stars and Stripes being deified and worshiped.

Newsweek reports:

The Texas Senator posted the 14-second clip on Monday, along with the caption: “This didn’t use to be controversial #flagday.” The clip has since been shared more than 1.5 million times.

It’s unclear what prompted Cruz to share the video, but some social media users questioned why Cruz decided to post the clip when he should be focusing on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) warning there may not be enough power to meet demand and that there may be further blackouts in the state.

You may want to shield your eyes. This could cause permanent retinal damage:

It’s still not controversial. If you want to salute the flag, Teddy, knock yourself out.

However, in light of the fact that Sen. Cruz was one of those who was eager to overturn the results of the 2020 election and belongs to a political party that helped incite a riot and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, not everyone who saw his tweet/video was eager to give the Texan a pat on the back:

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