Hillary FINALLY Comments On Anthem Protests, Probably Wishes She Hadn’t


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President Donald Trump has repeatedly contested NFL players who kneel or sit during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem, but former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has largely been quiet on the issue; until now.

Trump has called for players to be required to stand, complained about the NFL’s tax-exempt status, and ridiculed the show’s plummeting ratings.

The President also cheered Vice President Mike Pence’s recent walk-out of a NFL game after he saw players kneeling during the anthem.

Independent Journal Review reports Clinton stands opposed to Trump on the issue:

However, on Monday night during a speech in California, Hillary Clinton finally weighed in on the anthem protests and was squarely on the side of the anthem protesters.

Clinton said that NFL players who protest are “not protesting the anthem or the flag.” She said that “they’re protesting racism and injustice, and they have every right to do so.”

The remarks were met with thunderous applause.

The report continues, explaining Clinton’s remark is not within the confines of the Constitution:

However, they were also factually incorrect.

CNN legal analyst Paul Callan says in a recent article titled, “There is no constitutional right to take a knee while you’re at work:”

One often-heard, but inaccurate, refrain among the talking heads was that the athletes had a “legal right” to peacefully protest in football stadiums across the country because the US Constitution guarantees freedom of speech. “It’s a free country” this line of thinking goes, and American soldiers have fought and lost their lives to preserve this sacred right.

The fact is, these athletes do not have the “right” to protest at football games unless their employers consent to the conduct. Their private employers have a legal right under the US Constitution to fire or suspend players who engage in acts of protest on the field during the playing of the National Anthem and the display of Old Glory. Imagine what would happen if some of the TV anchors or commentators decided to “take a knee” during their shows in an act of protest.

My bet is that in most places they would be fired or suspended — as would protesting bank tellers, store clerks, security guards, restaurant workers or anyone else with a job to do. As an attorney, I would likely be held in contempt of court if I interrupted my presentation to a judge to protest racial injustice in America by kneeling.

 

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