Democrat Deedra Abboud Announces Senate Run With Upside Down Arizona Flag

Deedra Abboud, a Phoenix attorney and community activist, announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate in Arizona’s 6th district, challenging Republican Jeff Flake.

Abboud made her announcement at a rally in downtown Phoenix in April, referencing her Muslim heritage.

“The journey that I have decided to take on today is not just for the people who look like me or sound like me, but for all Arizonans,” Abboud told those in attendance.

“We cannot continue to go backwards on this path that weakens our children’s education, strips health care from people who need it the most, locking up and breaking up families, and, once again, empowering big banks that caused the worst housing crisis in Arizona,” she added.

And while she may not want to ‘go backwards,’ her jump into the race turned things upside down, including – literally – the state flag of Arizona.


Via the Conservative Tribune:

Well, speaking of backwards… someone in her campaign really ought have taken a look at the Arizona flag flapping in the background behind Abboud — upside down.

“I am with the growing majority of Arizonans who know that anger and resistance can only take us so far,” Abboud added. “We need to unite to move our families forward. We need to unite to move Arizona forward. We need to unite to move America forward.”

Most law-abiding Arizonans would probably also be in favor of displaying their flag correctly, but that’s just speculation.

Here is what a properly flown Arizona state flag looks like:

Flag etiquette for the United States flag says that hanging upside down can be a signal of distress. Sometimes, it is used as a form of political protest.

A spokesman for Abboud however, indicated that the upside down Arizona flag was simply a mistake, and not a statement of any kind.

It does send a statement though, doesn’t it? When the state you want to serve as senator is so unknown to you that you’re not familiar with how the flag is flown, how connected are you to the residents?

Abboud provided legal aide to Garland terrorist Elton Simpson. As Buzzfeed reported, “At the time, Abboud helped a few of his other friends navigate the system to get him out on bail.”

What do you think of a Senate candidate flying her state flag upside down at a rally? Share your thoughts below!

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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