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Tue Sep 26, 2017, 05:07 PM

 

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Kneels On House Floor In Support Of NFL Players

Source: realclearpolitics


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=JKhpYlLCRx4

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the House floor Monday night to kneel in solidarity with NFL players who chose defy President Trump and protest police brutality. Jackson Lee said you "cannot deny" that Trump calling players who kneel a 'son of a bitch' is "racism."

"There is no regulation that says these young men cannot stand against the dishonoring of their mothers by you calling for the firing of a son-of-a-B. You tell me which of those children's mothers are a son-of-a-B. That is racism. You cannot deny it, you cannot run for it, and I kneel in honor of them," the Congresswoman said.

"I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor," Jackson Lee declared.

"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 will stand with those young men and I'll stand with our soldiers. And I'll stand with America, because I kneel."

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!

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.

Read more: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/09/26/rep_sheila_jackson_lee_kneels_on_house_floor_in_support_of_nfl_players.html

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factfinder_77 Sep 2017 OP
Eliot Rosewater Sep 2017 #1
Gothmog Sep 2017 #2
shenmue Sep 2017 #3
CousinIT Sep 2017 #4
MrPurple Sep 2017 #5
BumRushDaShow Sep 2017 #6
rainin Sep 2017 #7
hamsterjill Sep 2017 #12
iluvtennis Sep 2017 #8
jalan48 Sep 2017 #9
llmart Sep 2017 #10
niyad Sep 2017 #11
raven mad Sep 2017 #13
riversedge Sep 2017 #14
Gothmog Sep 2017 #15

Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 05:13 PM

1. Deplorables, take note of a true patriot

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 05:29 PM

2. Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee is a good American

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 05:35 PM

3. Lee in 2020!

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 05:52 PM

4. Responses to the video are FULL of hatred and LOTS of the "n" word.

The HATE in this country is turning it into a sewer.

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 06:29 PM

5. I've had trouble discerning whether America is worse, or if racists are just more active on internet

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 06:31 PM

6. Here is the video

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 06:39 PM

7. Wow! The comments

make me sick to my stomach.

This is true patriotism, yes!! But, it is also true Christian values.

Please don't assume I'm painting with a broad brush, but I have seen so much racism and hate coming from people who go to church on Sundays. I don't believe they would act this way in Jesus's presence. Where does all this hate come from? And how do they treat others this way and still consider themselves Christian?

Before anyone jumps me that no one mentioned Christianity here, I'm expressing a personal upset that the same people who insist we are a Christian Nation seem to be the same people who behave so despicably.

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Response to rainin (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 02:57 PM

12. I'm a Christian. And I agree with you.

The Evangelicals, in my opinion, have hijacked the faith to make it what they WANT it to be instead of what is truly IS.

MY Jesus would not condemn someone over a piece of fabric, He doesn't look at skin color, and He would most assuredly be concerned and helping the people of Puerto Rico.

I appreciate your comment about not painting with a broad brush. Some people do. But just like any other group, not all Christians are the same. There are many of us who are very different from the ones you describe, and we appreciate being separated and acknowledged.

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 06:42 PM

8. woot, woot!

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 08:02 PM

9. She's one of our best.

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 08:55 PM

10. Isn't she the only one...

who voted against going to war in Afghanistan after 9/11?

This is what courage looks like.

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 02:38 PM

11. THANK YOU, SJL!!!!!!!

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 04:36 PM

13. Stolen and shared.

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND people like sTrumpet.

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 07:25 PM

14. Thank you. much appreciated.

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Response to factfinder_77 (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 09:33 PM

15. From the Last Word last night

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