Congressman Pete King Denounces President Obama’s Defense of Colin Kaepernick
Press Release – President Obama’s defense of Colin Kaepernick is shameful and intentionally misleading. No one questions Kaepernick’s right to protest. Every American can protest any issue no matter how biased, bigoted or uninformed. By saying that Kaepernick is raising a legitimate issue when he says that police are intentionally killing and targeting African-Americans, President Obama is giving moral cover and approval to hideous slander and propagating the big lie against our nation’s police emanating from the likes of Black Lives Matter. The facts are that police shootings against whites are the same as against African-Americans, and in almost all cases justified. No one does more to save and protect all lives — black and white — than the police. It is the police who are being targeted and assassinated. President Obama says Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem and his slander against police is “messy.” No, Mr. President, it is disgraceful. There is no moral equivalence between criminals like Michael Brown and innocent cops who are being assassinated. It is time for America to honestly address racial tensions and injustices. Kaepernick adds nothing intelligent to the debate. He just inflames those tensions. Sadly the President has chosen to side with Kaepernick.