'Trump 2020' flag atop ferry leads to suspensions of 2 state workers
Two North Carolina state staff were disciplined for flying a big “Trump 2020” flag atop an Outer Banks ferry closing month, in keeping with stories.
The ferry department of the North Carolina Division of Transportation stated in a commentary Friday that the employees who flew the flag violated state regulation, the Oracoke Current reported.
“Regardless of one’s political association, striking any type of marketing campaign subject matter on a state-owned vessel isn’t suitable,” the commentary stated, in keeping with the paper. “The staff member and captain of the ferry concerned on this incident were issued seven-day suspensions with out pay for unacceptable private behavior.”
The DOT investigated after being proven a photograph of the Trump flag flying aboard MV Frisco, which runs between Oracoke and Hatteras, the paper reported.
A spokesman for the ferry department, Tim Hass, stated the MV Frisco made just one run with the Trump flag, WRAL-TV reported.
The Raleigh News & Observer reported in July that Catherine Mitchell shared a photograph of the flag at the North Carolina Ferry Machine Fb web page.
“I like our ferries. I like our ferry staff. This doesn’t make me satisfied,” her submit stated, in keeping with the paper. “I’m sorry, however is that this criminal? How would the one that flew this flag really feel a few Hillary Clinton flag as an alternative? I believed that executive services and products had been meant to serve everybody and no longer be political.”