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Thu Sep 15, 2016, 08:43 PM

GOP Rep. Steve King: Colin Kaepernick's activism 'sympathetic to ISIS' [View all]

U.S. Representative Steve King (R., Iowa) criticized 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest, claiming his activism is “sympathetic to ISIS.”

The congressman made the comments in an interview on Tuesday with Newsmax's Steve Malzberg. After Malzberg falsely claimed Kaepernick didn't have a Constitutional right to stage his protest, he asked King why he believes "the NFL is capitulating to this when there's no Constitutional right of freedom of expression when you're in uniform and working as a football player."

King responded by saying if someone working for him publicly promoted same–sex marriage or abortion, he would fire them. He also claimed Kaepernick was taking advantage of his platform as an NFL player.

"I think Colin Kaepernick is representing the San Francisco 49ers when he puts on that uniform,” he said. “When he steps out on the stage, the world stage, he’s taking advantage of that and he’s undermining patriotism."


King wears his ignorance as a badge of honor. Iowa must be so proud.

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