A ferry boat captain and one of his crew members have been suspended for openly endorsing Donald Trump on the state-owned vessel. Just below the American flag and next to the flag of North Carolina, the captain flew a “Trump 2020” flag on the boat.
“Officials with North Carolina’s ferry system have suspended a boat captain and crew member for a week after they hoisted a flag supporting President Donald Trump’s re-election on a state-owned ship.,” AP reports.
The North Carolina Ferry Division took action after a passenger on the MV Frisco ferry took a photo of the flag and posted it to social media.
“Ferry Division spokesman Tim Hass told media outlets that putting campaign material on a state-owned vessel is not appropriate,” AP reports.
“No matter the political viewpoint, any sort of campaign material on a state ferry is in violation of policy,” Hass told the press.
Hass did not reveal the names of the two employees who were suspended and noted that the flag was only up for a single run.