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Vukmir campaign: Calls on Baldwin to tell NFL players to stand during the National Anthem
Brookfield, Wis. – One year ago, while Vice President Mike Pence attended an NFL game, players decided to take a knee during the anthem. This Sunday, Leah Vukmir is calling Senator Tammy Baldwin to join her in telling all NFL players to stand during the national anthem.
“Tammy Baldwin’s disregard for America’s bravest is clear. She let down our veterans at the Tomah VA, and she has refused to encourage NFL players to stand during the national anthem,” said Leah Vukmir. “As a military mom, I believe everyone needs to stand for the anthem and that radical liberals like Baldwin need to speak up against those who disrespect our flag, our veterans and our country.”
As ESPN reports:
“Vice President Mike Pence says he left Sunday’s 49ers-Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis because of protesting that took place during the national anthem. For the second week in a row, the 49ers had more than 20 players kneeling during the national anthem with their hands over their hearts. Teammates stood behind the kneeling players with one hand on a kneeling teammate’s shoulder and the other over their hearts.” (ESPN, 10/09/17)