Hillary’s Kaine: ‘You Have to Respect’ What Colin Kaepernick is Doing [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine

“I wouldn’t presume to tell him what to do.”

Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Virginia senator Tim Kaine , appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America with former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos on Thursday and was asked for his opinion about America-hating San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has vowed to disrespect the American flag, the nation, and our military during Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers — a game in which America’s military will be honored.

“You’re the father of a Marine. What’s your reaction to Colin Kaepernick?” Stephanopoulos asked Kaine.

“You know, you’ve got to respect people’s ability to act according to their conscience,” Kaine answered. “I mean, I’d do it differently. I think if you really thought about issues and this country, you’d do it differently, and when I heard him explain his rationale, didn’t really make that much sense to me. But you’ve got to respect people’s ability to act according to their conscience, so I wouldn’t presume to tell him what to do.”

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Actually, no you don’t have to respect what Colin Kaepernick is doing, nor do you have to shy away from speaking out about his anti-American actions. Free speech is a two-way street.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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