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Did Rep. West break flag code?

Happy Flag Day, America!
Rep. Allen West scuba diving on Sunday.
Rep. Allen West scuba diving on Sunday.

Happy Flag Day, America! Tea party Congressman Allen West celebrated a bit early this year, and proudly waved Old Glory while scuba diving trip off the Florida coast on Sunday. In doing so, however, West seems to have violated federal Flag Code under Title 4, Section 8. The law specifically states, "The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise."

Sorry, under water kind of counts. West probably didn’t intentionally desecrate the flag he served to defend.

He’s not alone. As Broward Palm Beach New Times pointed out, reality television star and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has also displayed some questionable flag behavior in the past for a similar violation.