U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito (L) is sworn in as his wife Martha-Ann Bomgardner looks on during a ceremonial swearing-in at the East Room of the White House February 1, 2006 in Washington, DC. Alito took his oval at a closed ceremony the day before which allowed him to attend President Bush?s State of the Union Address. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Justice Samuel A. Alito's Wife Complains about Pride Flag in Secretly Recorded Conversation

Bobby Grady READ TIME: 2 MIN.

Per the New York Times, wife of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., Martha Ann Alito, recently told a woman posing as a conservative supporter she wanted to fly a Catholic flag at the couple's home in Virginia as a response to a Pride flag in her neighborhood.

Lauren Windsor, the conservative poseur, secretly recorded the conversation the two had at the Supreme Court historical society's annual dinner earlier this month.

"You know what I want," said Alito. "I want a Sacred Heart of Jesus flag because I have to look across the lagoon at the Pride flag for the next month."

After she had suggested putting up the flag as a retort to the Pride flag, her husband said "Oh, please don't put up a flag."

"When you are free of this nonsense, I'm putting it up and I'm going to send a message every day, maybe every week. I'll be changing the flag," said Alito to her husband.

Alito continued by adding she would come up with her own flag. The flag would be white with yellow and orange flames with "shame" written in Italian on it.

Windsor is a documentary filmmaker and a progressive advocacy journalist. She has a reputation for approaching conservatives (like former Vice President Mike Pence, Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio and Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia) as a conservative supporter and recording their conversations. Windsor posted edited recordings of her conversation with Alito and separate edited recordings of Justice Alito and Chief John G. Roberts on social media.

In the roughly six-minute recording, Windsor and Alito talked about a number of different topics where Alito voiced her frustration with the media, journalists, and liberals.

"Ms. Windsor offered support, saying, 'I'm a huge fan of your husband. And everything that you're going through. I just want to tell you that like I –.'"

Alito interrupted Windsor saying "It's OK! It's OK, It's OK because if they come back to me, I'll get them."

When Windsor asked Alito what she meant by "them," Alito responded, "the media."

The conversation then shifted to a different flag controversy that put Alito in the spotlight.

The New York Times previously reported two flags in support of former President Donald Trump had been flown outside their homes. The first being an upside-down American flag at their Virginia home in the weeks after the 2020 presidential election and the second was the "Appeal to Heaven" flag. This flag dates back to the revolutionary war and has become a symbol of support for former President Trump and supports Christian ideals in government.

During the conversation, Windsor said people are "persecuting you" and "you're like a convenient stand-in for anybody who's religious."

"Look at me, look at me," Ms. Alito said. "I'm German, from Germany. My heritage is German. You come after me, I'm going to give it back to you." She did not elaborate.

Justice Alito did not respond to a New York Times request for a comment and neither Edge Media Network nor the New York Times has heard the full unedited recording of the conversation between Lauren Windsor and Martha Ann Alito.

by Bobby Grady

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