Rep. Jackson Lee says President Trump’s ‘son of a bitch’ remark was racist and took a knee
(INTELLIHUB) — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) kneeled on the House floor Monday night to show her solidarity with spoiled overpaid NFL players who have disrespected our country by sitting out the National Anthem at games.
The outspoken Texas representative said that you “cannot deny” that when President Trump said ‘get that son of a bitch off the field’ he made a racist remark.
“[…] I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor,” Lee asserted.
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.
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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.