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A flag that was present during the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol was found to be flown outside Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s vacation home in New Jersey. The flag, known as the “Appeal to Heaven” flag, dates back to the Revolutionary War and has become a symbol for supporters of former President Donald Trump. Alito and the Supreme Court have not yet responded to requests for comments on the matter.

This incident comes shortly after another controversial display was revealed outside Alito’s property, where an inverted American flag was raised in Virginia in 2021. Alito explained that the upside-down flag was raised by his wife in response to a disagreement with neighbors. The revelation has sparked criticism from both Democrats and key GOP senators, who are calling on the justice to recuse himself from cases involving Trump and the Capitol attack.

The Appeal to Heaven flag, also known as the Pine Tree Flag, was seen during the attack on the Capitol, further adding to the controversy surrounding its display at Alito’s home. House Speaker Mike Johnson also faced backlash for displaying the same flag outside his office prior to assuming the speakership. As of the latest reports, the flag still remains outside Johnson’s office.

As this story continues to develop, more information is expected to come to light regarding the presence of the Appeal to Heaven flag at Alito’s vacation home and its significance in relation to the Capitol attack. The controversy surrounding the flag’s display has raised questions about whether Alito should recuse himself from specific cases due to his association with symbols linked to the events of January 6, 2021. Critics on both sides of the political spectrum are closely monitoring this situation.

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