“Today’s rescue mission: saving Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s American flag from the garbage can. @JacksonLeeTX18, anytime you’d like a lesson on flag etiquette, let me know. It’s one of the first things we’re taught in basic training,” he tweeted with a photo of the flag in a trash can and a video of himself.
“So this is a WTF moment here in the House of Representatives. People moving offices, and this is apparently where Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee keeps her American flag, her POW flag: in the garbage can, in the trash,” Mast says in the video. “That’s her idea of appropriate for moving the American flag. WTF. What the hell is wrong with these people?”
Jackson Lee’s office did not respond to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment.
Notably, Mast lost both of his legs while he was in the military for more than 12 years. The representative was a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command. He suffered the injury while working on his last improvised explosive.
For his service, he earned the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, the Purple Heart, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.