“We have a First Amendment right,” he told host Willie Geist on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday. “We’ll protect our First Amendment. That’s what the court has upheld.”
McCarthy, who endorsed Trump’s presidential bid, added that he agrees with the billionaire flag that flag burning is reprehensible.
“I don’t see why anybody would want to burn an American flag,” he said. “It’s the greatest symbol of freedom. In my neck of the woods, people don’t burn their flags. They actually honor their flags.
“[America is] a country that was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. I don’t see why someone would want to burn [its flag].”