Senate Democrats at odds over how to investigate Alito’s upside-down flag

Following a recent report showing a U.S. flag was displayed upside down outside Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito‘s Alexandria, Virginia, house two weeks after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, Senate Democrats are in disagreement about what to do about the justice.

Alito has been criticized by members from both parties, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), over the display, which happened just days before President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Historically, the upside-down flag has been a symbol of distress for the country, but it has recently become associated with the “Stop the Steal” movement, which questions the results of the 2020 election. Alito was quick to shift the blame to his wife, saying Martha-Ann Alito briefly flew the flag “in response to a neighbor’s use of objectionable and personally insulting language on yard signs.”

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