NC GOP Attack Goof: ‘Shameful’ Kaine Is Wearing ‘Honduras Flag Pin’!

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The North Carolina Republican Party published a tweet on Wednesday criticizing vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) for wearing a “Honduras flag pin” during his Democratic convention speech, calling it “shameful” that he would wear another country’s flag without a pin representing America.

But there was one glaring problem with the North Carolina GOP’s attack: Kaine was actually wearing a pin bearing the symbol for Blue Star Families, a group for families with members who serve in the military. Kaine’s son Nathaniel Kaine serves in the Marines and was recently deployed to Eastern Europe.

Ben Amey, a reporter for WNYT, was the first to point out the mistake.

The Honduras flag has two blue stripes and blue start, while the symbol for Blue Star Families is a white rectangle outlined in red with one star in the middle.

The North Carolina GOP did acknowledge their mistake.

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