The Republican Party is certainly known for its fierce support for members of the United States military. So it's rather surprising that one state's GOP didn't know the difference between a military logo and the flag of Honduras.
The North Carolina Republican Party–which boasts of its "digital know-how" – slammed Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kainefor wearing a pin representing Blue Star Families, for family members of those serving in the military. It's an organizationrecognized by the Department of Defense and partnered with the Clinton Foundation.
In a now-deleted tweet, the state's GOP tweeted last night "[Kaine]wears a Honduras flag pin on his jacket but no American flag.Shameful."
For good measure, here's a side-by-side comparison of the flag of Honduras, a Spanish-speakingCentral American nation (left), and the Blue Star Families logo (right).
Kaine's son, Nat, graduated from George Washington University ROTC and is now an active-duty marine, according to Bustle. Kaine has spoken in the past of his son's service, and has been particularly critical of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's criticism of the military.
@BenAmeyTV We appreciate you letting us know. Thanks for letting us correct our mistake.— NCGOP (@NCGOP) July 28, 2016