Rep. Peter King Compares NFL Players, Who Oppose Police Brutality, To Nazis & Racists
Republican Rep. Peter King of New York unleashed an angry tweet about the New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson who offered to pay the fines of his players who peacefully kneeled during the National Anthem to protest the police brutality of black people.
On Twitter, King compared these players to Nazis and racists:
Disgraceful that @nyjets owner will pay fines for players who kneel for National Anthem. Encouraging a movement premised on lies vs. police. Would he support all player protests? Would he pay fines of players giving Nazi salutes or spew racism? It’s time to say goodbye to Jets!
— Rep. Pete King (@RepPeteKing) May 26, 2018