BREAKING NEWS – Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) took a knee on the House floor in solidarity with NFL players who do the same during the national anthem. President Donald Trump touched off a firestorm in the NFL when he said Friday that owners should fire players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, remarking “get that son of a bitch off the field.”
Jackson Lee slammed Trump’s invective against the players during her House floor speech.
“That is racism. You cannot deny it, you cannot run for it, and I kneel in honor of them,” she said, dropping to her knees. “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.”
When Jackson was asked later, that if what Trump said was racist, how would that apply to the white NFL players that also knelt? She stammered as she responded. “Well, uh… ya see, uh, there’s a simple explanation for that. The white players are nothing but a bunch of dumb jocks that love to play ‘follow the leader’… or something like that.”