UPDATE: I've now heard from several in attendance at this event. All confirm that Congressman Brad Schneider refused to lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. When the crowd started reciting the Pledge without him, he remained silent.
In Deerfield last night, Rep. Scott Drury and Congressman Brad Schneider, both Democrats, held a forum about gun violence. Both have been very resistant to private citizens owning guns. The event, put together by Drury, was announced by Schneider in the Lake County News-Sun, http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/26928162-418/political-briefs.html.
Of interest, the forum was not held in North Chicago, where a young 15 year old was just gunned down in cold blood in what police seemed to feel was gang related.
According to four different individuals reporting on Facebook this morning, Congressman Schneider refused to stand during the pledge of allegiance.
Yup. Refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance.
In the past year, various arch-liberal office holders holding local offices, from library and municipal offices, have refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance. Now our Congressman Schneider (D-10th) has joined their ranks?
Anyone with video of Schneider's refusal? Any press in attendance? Any more reports? Send them to the comments section of this blog or to firstname.lastname@example.org a.s.a.p.