North Carolina ferry captain and crew member suspended by hoist & Trump 2020 & # 039; Flag on the state boat

Catherine Mitchell, a passenger on the MV Frisco ferry, took a picture of the flag & # 39; Trump 2020 & # 39; flying under the US flag UU On July 26

The ferry captain and crew member from North Carolina are suspended for raising the flag & # 39; Trump 2020 & # 39; in a state boat

  • Catherine Mitchell, a passenger on the MV Frisco ferry, took a picture of the flag & # 39; Trump 2020 & # 39; flying under the US flag UU On July 26
  • It was found that a captain and a crew member hoisted the flag while the ship was traveling from Hatteras to Ocracoke
  • They were suspended for "unacceptable personal conduct," said Tim Hass, spokesperson for the Transportation Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
  • He did not disclose the names of employees suspended for a week
  • The General Statute of North Carolina clarifies that employees who work for the state can not use money, supplies or vehicles for the policy

Associated Press

Officials of the North Carolina ferry system suspended a ship captain and crew member for a week after they hoisted a flag that supports the reelection of President Donald Trump on a state-owned ship.

Catherine Mitchell, a passenger on the ferry from MV Frisco, took a picture of the flag & # 39; Trump 2020 & # 39; flying under the US flag UU And even with the North Carolina flag and sent it to Facebook on July 26.

The suspensions given were for "unacceptable personal behavior," said spokesman for the Transportation Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Tim Hass, on Friday to The Charlotte Observer.

Catherine Mitchell, a passenger on the MV Frisco ferry, took a picture of the flag & # 39; Trump 2020 & # 39; flying under the US flag UU On July 26

Catherine Mitchell, a passenger on the MV Frisco ferry, took a picture of the flag & # 39; Trump 2020 & # 39; flying under the US flag UU On July 26

The General Statute of North Carolina clarifies that employees who work for the state can not use money, supplies or vehicles to secure support or oppose any candidate, party or issue in an election that involves candidates for appointments to positions or parties.

Hass told the media that placing campaign material on a state ship is not appropriate. He did not disclose the names of employees suspended for a week.

He plans to check with state officials to determine if it is legal to disclose the names.

It was found that a captain and a crew member hoisted the flag while the ship was traveling from Hatteras to Ocracoke

They were suspended for "unacceptable personal conduct," said spokesman for the Ferris Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Tim Hass. Hass told the media that putting campaign material on a state ship is not appropriate

They were suspended for "unacceptable personal conduct," said spokesman for the Ferris Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Tim Hass. Hass told the media that putting campaign material on a state ship is not appropriate

They were suspended for "unacceptable personal conduct," said spokesman for the Ferris Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Tim Hass. Hass told the media that putting campaign material on a state ship is not appropriate

Hass says the flag was only lit on the Outer Banks ferry. It was flown when the ship was traveling from Hatteras to Ocracoke.

NC Ferry Division and the Employee Relations Divisions of the North Carolina Department of Transportation investigated the matter and concluded the suspension.

It started after Mitchell's photo gained traction quickly.

"I love our ferries, I love our ferry staff, it does not make me happy," Mitchell's publication said, according to The News & Observer. & # 39; Sorry, but this is legal? How would the person who hoists this flag on a flag of Hillary Clinton feel? I thought that government services should serve everyone and not be political. "

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