HomePolitical NewsMAGA Hats Banned from 'USA Day' at High School, Deemed 'Offensive' Mike Vance October 20, 2019 Lawmakers were asked to look into an incident of "free speech violations after kids were asked to remove their MAGA hats and gear by administrators. The parents of the kids were told the gear was "offensive" and "disrespectful." The letter, which was signed by 26 lawmakers, stated that “parents of the students in question say they were told that their clothing was ‘offensive, and that the kids were being disrespectful by wearing it.’” The letter also asked Attorney Mark Brnovich to make sure tha the $2 million was spent to hire a “director of equity and inclusion” and to purchase “diversity, equity, and inclusion curriculum for the district” will yield programs that “truly espouse tolerance for all viewpoints, including Christianity and conservatism.” House Republicans ask @GeneralBrnovich to investigate possible free speech violations at Perry High School. #AZLeg pic.twitter.com/cGQX1UgQ4g — AZ House Republicans (@AZHouseGOP) March 4, 2019 More on the story from LifeZette: “All of the discrimination seems to go one way,” said Washington Times senior opinion columnist Monica Crowley on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday night. “It’s against the kids who support Donald Trump …[But] the kids who come wearing Hillary Clinton gear [or] Bernie Sanders gear, no problem whatsoever,” Crowley added. “I think that we have to look at the political climate that we’re in right now. [There] is a lot of tension. I think we’re going to run into this problem as we head more into 2020,” said Rochelle Ritchie, former press secretary for House Democrats, also a guest on the show. “The problem we have in this country right now is that freedom of speech only counts when people like what you have to say,” Ritchie added, noting her belief that students should be free to express themselves politically. “What the Left is trying to say,” noted Crowley, “is [that the MAGA hat] is a symbol of hate. Actually, what the MAGA hat does is expose hate.” The "Party in the USA" day was meant to be a celebration of this country. It was okay to celebrate the nation as long as you don't wear gear that celebrates the president of this nation.