Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Kneels On House Floor: What Trump Said Was "Racism"


Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (R-TX), who represents the Houston area, kneeled on the House floor Monday night while she delivered a response to President Trump's remarks about NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Jackson Lee said you "cannot deny" that what Trump said about the players who kneel being 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 front of the flag and on this floor. I kneel in honor of the First Amendment. I kneel because the flag is a symbol for freedom. I kneel because I am 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," she added.

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