Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee is known for speaking out about many different issues and on Monday evening she did something different. Lee took a knee on the House floor to condemn Trump. According to Black Voices she spoke about why she did it.
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Lee said, “I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor, I kneel in honor of the First Amendment, I kneel because the flag is a symbol for freedom, I kneel because I am going to stand against racism, I kneel because I will stand with those young men and I’ll stand with our soldiers and I’ll stand with America because I kneel.” Rep John Lewis even followed up saying, “nothing wrong with kneeling down to stand up against injustice.”
After Trump’s remarks a couple weeks ago about NFL players taking a knee, she wanted to kneel with them. We wonder if any other representative follow Lee’s steps.