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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, took a knee on the House floor Monday night in support of NFL players who knelt during the national anthem following Donald Trump’s criticism of the protest.

“There is no basis in the First Amendment that says that you cannot kneel on the national anthem or in front of the flag,” she said.

“There is no regulation that says that these young men cannot stand against the dishonoring of their mothers by you calling them to fire the son of a B,” she said. “You tell me which of those children’s mothers are a son of a B. That is racism.”

From the ground, Lee explained that she was kneeling to honor freedom.

“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, I kneel because I’m going to stand with these young men and I’ll stand with our soldiers,” she said. “And I’ll stand with America because I kneel.”

The sentiment was echoed by fellow Black Caucus member Rep. John Lewis, who later tweeted that there is “nothing wrong with kneeling down to stand up against injustice.”

Watch Rep. Jackson Lee kneel on the House Floor below:

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14 thoughts on “Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Takes A Knee On The House Floor

  1. Shiela might try doing a light stretching before stepping up to the podium. It’ll loosen up those joints and she’ll have an easier time heaving herself up when she’s finished taking that knee. Just sayin.’

  2. I can’t understand why Trump is so adamant about respecting the country and its flag and anthem when he did everything he could do to defer serving this country. Such a hypocrite, but some of us buy every lie and deceit he puts out there.

  3. hoodtechie on said:

    I am a black male and all I can say is another do nothing clown from the cbc just trying to get attention,smdh.why don’t you try getting your district some funds. You and john lewis and the rest of the cbc are basically useless to the black community but silly us keep voting your a$$ back into office which is why we find ourselves in the position we are now, begging for help from the gov’t.dam when will we learn

  4. another black panther, black supremacist,. Absolutely unbelievable how these racists are pandered and appeased. The racist, anti-white caste system is now being fully exposed!

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