Democrat Senator Jamilah Nasheed Refuses To Stand During Pledge of Allegiance in ‘Solidarity’ With Colin Kaepernick
Note: This is the same anti-gun senator that was arrested in June, drunk, with a loaded gun.
As the Missouri state Senate convened Wednesday, state senators stood to their feet to recite the Pledge of Allegiance — at least most did.
State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, a St. Louis Democrat, did not stand, however. Cameras inside the chamber showed her sitting in what she called a show of solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has repeatedly refused to stand during the national anthem prior to NFL football games.
“I decided to not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance today to stand in solidarity with the cause of injustice that Colin Kaepernick has shined a bright light upon. I am not anti-America, and in fact, it is because I love this country that I take this stand,” Nasheed said.
“I am doing so not because of past transgressions by America, but to call attention to current injustices here in this state and country,” Nasheed added. She went on to list the “current injustices”.