Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee is known for speaking out about many different issues and on Monday evening she did something different. Lee took a knee on the House floor to condemn Trump. According to Black Voices she spoke about why she did it.
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Lee said, “I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor, I kneel in honor of the First Amendment, I kneel because the flag is a symbol for freedom, I kneel because I am going to stand against racism, I kneel because I will stand with those young men and I’ll stand with our soldiers and I’ll stand with America because I kneel.” Rep John Lewis even followed up saying, “nothing wrong with kneeling down to stand up against injustice.”
After Trump’s remarks a couple weeks ago about NFL players taking a knee, she wanted to kneel with them. We wonder if any other representative follow Lee’s steps.
Celebrities That Have Taken A Knee [PHOTOS]
1. DiddySource: 1 of 14
2. Uzo AdubaSource: 2 of 14
3. ZendayaSource: 3 of 14
4. Savion WrightSource: 4 of 14
5. Jesse WilliamsSource: 5 of 14
6. Stevie WonderSource: 6 of 14
7. John LegendSource: 7 of 14
8. Yara ShahidiSource: 8 of 14
9. Ava DuVernaySource: 9 of 14
10. Samuel L. JacksonSource: 10 of 14
11. Lee DanielsSource: 11 of 14
12. Tracee Ellis RossSource: 12 of 14
13. Pharrell WilliamsSource: 13 of 14
14. Jason Winston George & the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy”Source: 14 of 14
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