It is absolutely sick that kneeling for the National Anthem is still up for debate. The majority of Americans agree with peaceful protest but are disgusted with this one. And they should be!
Everything has a time and a place but the moments we take to remember those who fought and served this great Nation isn’t the time to express your political beliefs.
Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate challenging Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, was featured in a viral video posted to Twitter on Tuesday giving an answer at a town hall defending NFL players who kneel during the national anthem before games. Since Tuesday, the video, published by progressive news aggregator NowThis News and credited to Nivien Saleh for the footage, has received over 180,000 retweets and over 380,000 in the days since it was posted, according to CBS.
Cruz fired back with this searing campaign ad, reminding Americans why we stand! This is the video that should go viral.
As Reported By CNBC:
Trump has lambasted the players’ behavior as unpatriotic at his rallies and on Twitter, which has fired up his voter base. In June, he canceled the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles’ White House visit over a disagreement about the protests. The president said the team was “unable to come” because “they disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”
Trump supporters, according to the poll, are vehemently against the kneeling protests.
The poll also comes after an arbitrator ruled that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who led the way in the kneeling protests, will have his collusion accusation against the NFL heard in court. Kaepernick, a former Super Bowl starter who hasn’t played since 2016, has accused NFL owners of denying him the right to sign with a team.
The country is deeply divided on the question along partisan and racial lines. While over 85 percent of the president’s supporters call it inappropriate, 76 percent of Clinton voters disagree.