It’s official, I have found the cringey-est thing you will see today. In the video below, Los Angeles City Council Democrat Kevin De Leon absolutely butchered the Pledge of Allegiance on Tuesday morning.
Leon, who has served in government for more than a decade, is heard stating that it would be his “honor” to leave the chamber in the Pledge of Allegiance during a zoom meeting.
Honor is not the word I would use to describe the mangled mess of words that fell out of his mouth.
He sputtered, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…undervisible, I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…for which it stands. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all…oof.”
Pledge of Allegiance fail at today's L.A. city council meeting... pic.twitter.com/cKdcB7HpEp
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) January 26, 2021
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Leon later tweeted calling his version of the pledge “unique” and asked people to donate money for illegal immigrants. Like, what?
He wrote, “Embarrassing, am I right? If you or someone you know got a good laugh out of my own “unique” version of the pledge of allegiance, consider donating a few $$ to nouswithoutyou.la. They’re doing amazing work in CD 14 to provide food security for undocumented immigrants.”
Absolute failure. The bar is painfully low for politicians and officials.
Embarrassing, am I right? If you or someone you know got a good laugh out of my own “unique” version of the pledge of allegiance, consider donating a few $$ to https://t.co/Ig5Qrkr4i2. They’re doing amazing work in CD 14 to provide food security for undocumented immigrants. pic.twitter.com/XBpc6V2fTQ
— Kevin de Leόn (@kdeleon) January 27, 2021
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