Top Missouri Democrat State Senator Jamilah Nasheed sat during the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday at her State Senate session as a symbol of solidarity with Kaepernick, and others in protest over police brutality. I am all for free speech, but this one is not right. You serve in the Senate then you should not mock your position, but what do we expect? She was arrested in 2014 for not abiding by the law.
— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) October 21, 2014
FOX 2 Now reported:
Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed went through with her plans to stand in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick – by taking a seat.
Nasheed (D-St. Louis) said she will sit down during the Pledge of Allegiance ahead of Wednesday’s veto session at the Missouri state capitol. Every legislative session usually starts with a prayer and the pledge. She sat for the pledge but stood up for the prayer.
Kaepernick, the backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, initially sat down on the bench during the Star-Spangled Banner to protest police brutality and unfair treatment of minorities by law enforcement. Kaepernick sat for the first three weeks of the preseason before opting to take a knee instead.
Unbelievable! These democrats have no shame. We will see how this turns out over the next few weeks.
H/T: Fox 2 Now