One of the most amazing things about this story is that it happened in Connecticut, a very blue state. A selectwoman who has taken a knee during the National Anthem was confronted by a veteran who told her to do things like that on her own time. And the crowd cheered for him!
The Daily Caller reports:
VETERAN STANDS UP TO ELECTED OFFICIAL WHO KNEELS FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Selectwoman Melissa Schlag of Haddam, Connecticut, has caused a stir over her kneeling for the national anthem and Pledge of Allegiance during town select meetings.
Schlag kneels in protest of Donald Trump and in solidarity with NFL kneelers who began the practice two seasons ago to protest police violence. The practice has caused a stir in the sleepy town and enraged some local veterans.
One veteran stood up and let himself be heard during a council meeting this week. According to local news reporting:
See the video in the tweet below:
Public comments at a Board of Selectman meeting in #Haddam surrounding controversy of Selectwoman Melissa Schlag #kneeling during the pledge of allegiance in Protest of President Trump’s policies. This veteran says he’s opposed to her actions. pic.twitter.com/twR4QvSjCp
— Nia Hamm (@niahammTV) July 31, 2018
Veterans have volunteered their lives to protect our freedoms. They deserve to be heard and supported on issues like these!