The Hill: Kinzinger offended by kneeling, wants NFL to ban it
Rep. Adam Kinzinger “would love” for the NFL to bar players from kneeling in protest during the national anthem. “I’m very offended by people that take a knee when the national anthem is played,” the Illinois Republican said in an interview with The Hill. “I would love to see the NFL put in a rule that says don’t kneel for the national anthem. ... The national anthem isn’t about righting wrongs — the country has wrongs and we should always try to right them. The national anthem, in my mind, is just simply about accepting and respecting the sacrifices so many people have put into making this a great country,” the lawmaker, a current captain in the Air National Guard, says.