That loud slapping sound you heard today was the collective facepalm from patriots around the country as this silly ‘kneel for the First Amendment’ shtick is sweeping the nation with liberals joining in like it’s a crusade for something meaningful.
And now Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, ever in need of more camera time, has taken the protest to the floor of the House of Representatives.
She blasted Trump, “We will continue to stand in the gap. And racism is going to be under our foot.”
What these clowns clearly don’t get is that they’re playing right into Trump’s strategy.
It was his strategy in the primary, in the general and now as president: pick a fight with a popular enemy and then let the enemy self-immolate.
And that’s precisely what the NFL is doing at present, at a loss of millions in dollars and audience.
Get your marshmallows ready for the bonfire, folks.
Here’s more from RCP…
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the House floor Monday night to kneel in solidarity with NFL players who chose defy President Trump and protest police brutality. Jackson Lee said you “cannot deny” that Trump calling players who kneel a ‘son of a bitch’ is “racism.”
“I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor,” Jackson Lee declared.
“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.”
REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE: 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.