Captain America sworn in as Bay Area councilman


Last night, Lan Diep held Captain America’s shield during his swearing in as a San Jose, California city councilman. From NBC Bay Area:


Diep, a Republican legal aid attorney, received cheers after he said “I do solemnly swear” when the clerk asked if he would defend his oath of office. His final vote of his first meeting? Joining the council in unanimously banning the communist Vietnamese flag from flying in San Jose.


In an interview after the meeting, the proud comic book geek and Houston-born son of Vietnamese refugees said that Captain America stands for the “kinds of things I strive for: equal justice, fair play and democracy.”

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