Democratic Rep. Takes a Knee on House Floor ‘In Honor of the 1st Amendment’
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 26, 2017
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee took a knee on the House floor last night in solidarity with NFL players criticized by President Donald Trump.
She was particularly incensed by Trump’s comment that owners should get “son of a bitch” players off the field, decrying the attack as racist.
Jackson Lee then kneeled and made the following remarks:
“I kneel in honor of the First Amendment. I kneel because the flag is a symbol for freedom. I kneel because I’m gonna 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.”
Watch above, via C-SPAN.
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