List-keeper Siraj Hasmi feels partly responsible for that hybrid United States/Ukraine flag that hundreds of Republicans and Democrats stood holding in front of the Capitol for a photo op this week.

It all started out with a simple joke:

And then some genius at the Capitol got the idea to stitch together a franken-flag so Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be front-and-center holding it:

It’s real.

And of course, Pelosi has her hands on it, front-and-center; she’s a master of cringe. Remember this?

Congress had to do something. No emergency session to consider sanctions on Russia, though. That can wait.

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