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Members of Congress Take A Knee in Support of NFL Players

By Bian Elkhatib

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Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin, kneeled on the House floor in recent days in solidarity with NFL players. Some players had been kneeling during the national anthem — a protest about racism and police brutality — dating back to last season. The act was thrust into the headlines this weekend when President Donald Trump criticized the protest and the NFL in a series of tweets.

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