WATCH: Colorado Mayor suspends the pledge of allegiance, attendees recite it anyway

After Colorado Mayor Shane Fuhrman suspended the practice of saying the pledge during board meetings, the board attendees defiantly decided to recite the pledge anyway in what became a viral moment.

Fuhrman had told the attendees “Due to the direct and indirect threats, inappropriate comments in and out of our public meetings, and general divisiveness and issues created in our community, we will not be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance during Town of Silverton trustee meetings.”

After the group recited the pledge anyway Fuhrman was not pleased and said  “I’d note that that’s out of order.”

“We did have a one-strike policy. I’m not going to ask everyone to leave tonight, but if something like that happens again we will,” he added.


Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted:

Silverton, CO’s Mayor unilaterally banned the Pledge of Allegiance at city meetings.

It’s hard to put into words what kind of anti-American disgrace this is.

Mayor Fuhrman should resign and purchase a one-way ticket to China where he won’t have worry about hearing the pledge!