Missouri state senator sits during Pledge of Allegiance

by FOXNews.com  |  published on September 16, 2016

Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest has started a ripple effect across the sports spectrum, reaching other NFL players, soccer stars and even high school student athletes. On Wednesday, his protest trickled into the Missouri Legislature.

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, a St. Louis Democrat, refused to stand while her colleagues recited the Pledge of Allegiance in the state Capitol. She said her silent protest on the Senate floor was intended to show solidarity with the San Francisco 49ers quarterback.

Kaepernick has kneeled for the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and what he has described as social injustice against minorities in the U.S. Nasheed, who is black, said she wants to call attention to those issues and isn’t “anti-America.” Nasheed’s protest was met with silence in the chamber.

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a former GOP candidate for governor who presided over the Senate Wednesday, released a statement calling Nasheed’s protest an “occasion for great sorrow.” He said he worried about “the example she is setting, particularly for our young people.”

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who already drew controversy for kneeling during the National Anthem before a club match, knelt again before the U.S. match against Thailand Thursday.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Deport all the Blacks.

  • Tiger

    She hasn’t had any prejudice against her in any way and my guess she wasn’t raised in a Ghetto or Hood and hasn’t been mistreated anytime in her life she was voted into office by all colors.

    That athlete is a Muslim, he has himself been scolded for saying racist remarks and no black man killed for his color most are in the act of doing something wrong. Blacks kill more blacks than white police do. A black in color American president has had no big drug busts, gun busts or done anything to clean out gangs in the inner cities so what is the beef?

    Get your backside up and honor the flag that represents everyone in this country and do it for the 165,000 White men who died in the Civil War to keep the Union and to Free the Slaves. Ungrateful bitch.

  • Willard Eversole

    what she does is no ones business.she is not running for any office..are you responsible for what your children does.no,so stop meddling in other peoples affairs.so pick the boogers out of your own nose..

    • Tiger

      She is a Senator. She represents all the people. The flag, every star, every stripe and it’s colors represents our history. 165,000 WHITE men died in the Civil War to keep the Union and to Free the Slaves.

      She needs to get out of her “Hate” mode and into reality about who it is that is keeping blacks down.


    • Tiger

      In fact you might want to learn also. Seem you condone this behavior.


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