What started with National Football League player Colin Kaepernick last year has become a full blown movement across the country. It slowly moved around the NFL, with other players joining Kaepernick to kneel during the National Anthem to protest their cause. For Kaepernick, it was a social justice cause calling attention to racial inequality. This is the same for other players, while others have done it purely out of solidarity with other protesters.
In the last couple of weeks, it’s spread to Major League Baseball and become a more widespread movement since President Donald Trump called anyone who does it a “son of a bitch” who should be fired.
Beyond sports, the issue has now spread to Congress with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) kneeling on the floor to protest Trump’s divisive comments.
Jackson pointed to the First Amendment in defending the rights of Kaepernick and other protesters, stating they have a right to kneel during the National Anthem. On a moral ground, she stated that the President has no right to tell people they have no right to protest injustice.
To that point, she knelt and dedicated it to the protesters.
Another comment that attracted her attention is the claim that Trump’s “son of a bitch” comment was racist, a claim that the President himself disputes. What was likely just meant to be a profane term to rile up a hot audience was taken to be a direct literal slight towards the mothers of all these protesters.
Given the take-a-knee issue has become quite the national sports bandwagon, it will be interesting to see how the rest of Congress responds to Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee’s kneeling in protest. Will other Democratic members of Congress kneel in protest as well? Will they kneel in solidarity with her and the many more across the country? And how will this impact the young Trump presidency?
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I wonder if this is the only time she has taken a knee
Ask Bill Clinton?
Give her a bucket of soapy hot water and a rag. It will be the first time she did something productive in Congress.
This woman is a complete liberal motion. How in the world she got elected in Texas just shows there are some very low intelligent voters in Houston.
Texas is 40% Democrats. Some parts are majority Democrat.
Ray Pellerin let’s pray it never gets any higher. Texas will become a stupid state like California filled with sin.
with geremandering back when, the area she represents is largely minority.. they pull straight DNC ticket..With them sylvester got elected… His latest actions seem to say his administration will get caught with their fist in the cookie jar.. Time will tell…
I believe she’s from Houston which is one of Texas’ liberal spots.
Urban areas tend to be democrat
This imaginative district line helps. And things like when True the Vote found that out of 25k new voter registrations for her district, less than 8k were valid.
It’s why she had Engelbrecht harassed by Holder.
harkening back to that infamous rally cry of the lefties “hands up don’t shoot”!
When is Texas going to replace this.she is a disgrace to herself and the seat she holds.
She should be out…..Jackson….Lee That offends me
It’s sad that congress members kneel instead of doing their job pass Corey Bookers criminal justice and bail reform presented by Kamala Harris and Rand Paul. Stop grandstanding for votes
LOL NOT SURPRISED BY THIS.
When she learns to walk upright people won’t think she’s kneeling.
No place for this crap !
Maxine Waters must be her relative!
YOUR FIRED DUMB SHIT!!
what next? will she wear chains as well? 🙂
What a follower. She wouldn’t have ever done THAT DISRESPECTFUL shit before
That’s because she wants to stay elected by her district which is mostly democrat.
What the f*ck ever.
She wasn’t kneeling to give Prez. Clinton a… oh, never mind.
Why not try to get some work done rather than inciting more problems? This is getting to be a little bit ridiculous!!!!! Do what you were elected to do!!!
and she should be fined by congress and the people at home should fire her
SICK SICK SICK SICK
Out! You specifically work for the
People. And our flag
Amazing they never took a knee when Obama was interjecting race into everything the last 8 years. Keep up the hypocrisy.
Omg grow the hell up and do your dam jobs. Minority people wouldn’t be in the spot they are in if you all did your jobs! There are thousands and thousands of good police officers that are out there doing their jobs and yes some are bad but most of the people your kneeling in front of are worse. Grow up. Do your job.
did they need a crane to get her back up?..
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson DID HER DARN JOB AND NOT SITTING ON HER FAT DUFF ,MORE WORK WOULD BE GET DONE IN CONGRESS AND NOT HAVE OVER 300 CASES OF THE DESK OF CONGRESS CAUSE A NO NOTHING JERK MORON HAS TO BE ON HER KNEES TO MAKE A DAM FOOL OF HER SELF AND TRY TO MAKE OTHER LOOK AS STUPID AS SHE IS STUPID ,GET OF YOU FACE AND GET BACK TO WORK FOOL YOUR GETTING PAID, GOOD MONEY TO WORK AND NOT ON YOUR KNEES FOOL
is that a human?