US Representative Steve King Criticizes Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest

September 15, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Steve King, a Republican congressman from Iowa, equated San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's silent protest of the national anthem to being "sympathetic to ISIS" during an appearance on Newsmax TV on Tuesday.  
"I think Colin Kaepernick is representing the San Francisco 49ers when he puts on that uniform," King said. "When he steps out on the stage, the world stage, he's taking advantage of that, and he's undermining patriotism.
"I understand that he has an Islamic girlfriend that is his fiancee and that this has changed him and has taken on some different political views along the way. This is activism that's sympathetic to ISIS."
The complete segment can be viewed below: 
On Sept. 7, Kaepernick dispelled rumors he had converted to Islam stemming from his relationship with radio and television host Nessa Diab. 
"I have great respect for the religion, know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people," Kaepernick said, ...

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