Is this going to be a thing now? Are elected Democrat representatives going to start taking a knee during legislative sessions? This is just the sort of thing that could lead to massive losses for Democrats in the 2018 midterms. Let’s hope they go with this.
The Daily Caller reports:
Democratic Lawmaker Protests During Pledge Of Allegiance
Democratic Missouri state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. protested during the Pledge of Allegiance before the start of the 2018 Missouri legislative session on Wednesday.
Franks stood with his fist raised during the pledge, instead of putting it over his heart, according to local reports. Franks told the Associated Press he prefers “to pledge allegiance to the people” instead of the American flag. He added that black people from his area “are disproportionately affected by a lot of things.”
The Democratic lawmaker was arrested in November for leading an anti-Black Friday protest meant to “shut down” a local mall. A month before that, Franks was among more than 140 protesters who blocked a local highway as part of a protest against police violence.
Franks rapped about shooting “snitches” and dismembering murder victims during his previous rap career.
How on earth did this guy get elected? He’s an embarrassment to his office.