House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi appeared on a CNN Town Hall Thursday where CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked for her reaction to the NFL’s new national anthem policy. The new policy, announced Wednesday, prohibits players and team officials from kneeling on the sidelines during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The league will be able to penalize teams whose players take part in the protests.
In her response, Pelosi said that NFL executives should have consulted with players before imposing a new policy that prohibits kneeling during the national anthem.
“I don’t think the players agreed to this,” she said. “This is the owners. And by the way, it’s the owners who would be fined.”
“I love the national anthem. … I’m from Baltimore. That’s where it was written, during the War of 1812. So I’m very possessive of it. Some people say maybe we should change the national anthem. No,” she said.
“I love the National Anthem … and I love the First Amendment and I’ll just leave it that.”
Nancy Pelosi declines to take a position on the NFL anthem ruling, but says she wishes the players had been a bigger part of the decision https://t.co/49cjWsqTN7 #PelosiTownHall pic.twitter.com/JewaqUXLYu
— CNN (@CNN) May 24, 2018
And this is the person they want to become speaker of the house!
So, pretty much everyone on the left recoiled at Pelosi’s spineless answer. The answer was viewed as a non-answer by a number of liberals, who took to Twitter to criticize her for fumbling the opportunity to stand up for what the players are protesting.
Producer and director Judd Apatow wrote: “This is Democrats at their worst. Uhg. You either believe people have the right to voice their opinions or you don’t. Their quiet gesture is meant to make people think about people getting murdered and abused. To not support someone’s right to do that is unconscionable.”
This is Democrats at their worst. Uhg. You either believe people have the right to voice their opinions or you don’t. Their quiet gesture is meant to make people think about people getting murdered and abused. To not support someone’s right to do that is unconscionable. https://t.co/cn3ORQ7WgE
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) May 25, 2018
This isn’t a reflection on all Democrats, but a reflection on career politicians. They factor in fundraising, polling, longevity, and past defeats before uttering a word. That’s why shorter term limits on House and Senate positions are necessary.
— David Vienna (@davidvienna) May 25, 2018
Fumble! THIS is why Dems can’t generate substantial enthusiasm. No courage. No heart. No fire. Democrat voters are motivated primarily by The Big Orange Toddler in the White House and his minions in the @GOP. It’s certainly not Dem leadership, and that’s a problem. #BlueWave2018
— This Is America, Jack! 🇺🇸✊🏾🌊 (@MBoogie18) May 24, 2018
And THAT is why democrats can’t energize their base; they are too spineless to take a real position on things that matter to us.
— Steven Sleigh (@FlyingSocrates) May 24, 2018
Typical Democrat response. This woman is supposed to be a strong and supportive part of our government, yet she is causing the US more embarrassment every day. She is always fumbling her words.
Her comments actually serve Us Republicans well. Let her talk, because every time she opens her mouth, a new conservative Is Born!
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