Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) pulled as Colin Kapernick on the house floor the other day.
The Kaepernick virus is spreading to Congress?
This may be a trend folks so get ready to be disgusted on a daily basis if we don’t bring back ruled and procedures to this society.
Lee said of her protest,
“I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor.”
“I kneel in honor of the First Amendment. I kneel because the flag is a symbol for freedom. I kneel because I’m going to stand against racism. I kneel because I will stand with those young men and I’ll stand with our soldiers. And I’ll stand with America, because I kneel.”
Fine but now the kneeling has become an anti-Trump thing so who are you really standing with or are you standing against?
Because from my cheap seats it looks like after Trump entered the debate you are now pulling this stunt.
Making it to these eyes an anti-Trump protest. But only you know what is in your heart.
Her full statement read:
“We simply ask for the dignity and respect to not call our mothers a son-of-a-B. I heard a young man who is an NFL player say that he will kneel from now on!
The only reason he is doing this is that someone had the lack of judgment to provoke the situation and call their mothers a name. I refuse to accept that as a standard of leadership for the highest office in the world.
Even if you never understand it, sir, if you think you’re playing to your base, we will continue to stand in the gap. And racism is going to be under our foot. You know where else it is going to be? Under our knees.
We in the CBC have always stood for what is right. There is no basis in the First Amendment that says you can not kneel in the national anthem.”