Stuart Breckenridge

Mike Pence Takes Part in Publicity Stunt Instead of Doing His Job

Kneeling during the U.S. national anthem is a form of protest against racial injustice and to do so is protected under the First Amendment. Thus, when you read this, via the BBC, you can’t help but be confused:

US Vice-President Mike Pence has walked out of a National Football League (NFL) game after several players refused to stand for the US national anthem.

Mr Pence said he could not be present at an event that “disrespects our soldiers, our flag” after abandoning the game in his home state of Indiana.

The Vice President of the United States can’t be present when people excercise their First Amendment rights? It gets worse, though:

The Vice President of the United States can’t be present when people excercise their First Amendment rights because he was taking part in a publicity stunt orchestrated by the President of the United States.

It’s beyond shameful.


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