“I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights, anytime, anywhere, in any place.”
Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the Democrat from El Paso, who is waging a credible challenge to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for his Texas Senate seat this November, defended NFL players' right to protest in a video that has gone viral since it was posted on Tuesday.
O’Rourke was asked at a campaign town hall if he thought NFL players' kneeling during the national anthem was disrespectful. The person asking the question said he found it “incredibly frustrating” that people supported such protests.
Take 5 minutes to listen to O’Rourke’s response. Then take a few minutes to compose yourself. Then take action to support this man’s campaign to bring this kind of (lone) star leadership to the Senate.
1 Get pumped up (and teary-eyed) listening to O’Rourke’s inspiring and honest answer to a constituent’s question about taking the knee: https://youtu.be/lAw9eXXVwfM
2 Support Beto O’Rourke