A vote in North Carolina to bring an outsized American flag into compliance with a city code has failed to diminish the controversy surrounding the Star-Spangled Banner.
Gander RV in Statesville is now facing a fine of $50-a-day for displaying a flag that violates the city’s size limit on flags in a highway business zone.
On Monday night the Statesville City Council took up a measure that would have increased the size limit but the vote failed, 5-3, according to WBTV.
“Unbelievable. I’m stunned,” Gander RV owner Marcus Lemonis said, according to the station. “When they are faced by people holding them accountable they say the right things, then when they are there to vote and do the right thing they do the wrong thing.”