Vet Arrested While Trying To Protect American Flag Speaks Out On ‘The Kelly File’
A U.S. veteran was detained but not charged Friday after she intervened in a university protest where demonstrators were walking on the American flag.
Cell phone video taken at Valdosta State University shows Air Force vet Michelle Manhart take the flag from protesters and refuse to return it before she is tackled and handcuffed by university police.
Manhart told Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File” tonight that she felt the need to go to the campus after hearing about the flag being disrespected.
“It’s my freedom, it’s your freedom, it’s everybody in America’s freedom,” she said. “I don’t think I can turn a blind eye to that anywhere, even if I saw it walking down the street just randomly, I wouldn’t have been able to turn my eye to it.”
She remarked that she was raised to have a lot of respect for America. She said that by serving in the military she learned to defend the flag.
Kelly asked her why she brought her daughter to the protest and if it was a publicity stunt that she staged.
Manhart stated that it wasn’t a stunt and that she commends her daughter for recording the incident.