Don Lemon Slams Wisconsin GOP for Excluding Kaepernick from Black History Resolution: He Was ‘Courageous and Heroic’
CNN’s Don Lemon slammed Wisconsin lawmakers decision to exclude Colin Kaepernick from the state’s Black History resolution, calling the whole thing “BS.”
Speaking to Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night, Lemon defended Kaepernick’s right to protest and insisted he did nothing wrong.
“He was doing what is a right to all Americans, to peacefully protest,” Lemon stressed. “And yet and still, he is suffering the consequences of that after he broke no laws, and he’s trying to help out the very community that he’s trying to bring attention to.”
He added: “I don’t understand it. I think they’re wrong. I think they should put him back on there. Just because you don’t like it, that’s your problem.”
Cuomo then noted that one of the black lawmakers in the state called it an act of white privilege to remove Kaepernick’s name.
“Look, I don’t know about it. I just think it’s ignorance,” Lemon replied. “I just think it’s B.S. Whatever you want to call it, if you want to call it white privilege, that is your business.”
Lemon further said: “I think it’s cherry picking about who you think is a good person and if they’re doing what you think is right.”
“I think everyone knows in the back of their minds, deep in their heart, what Colin Kaepernick did was courageous and heroic,” Lemon then said, before claiming the narrative has been “twisted” by President Donald Trump.
The state’s Black Caucus drafted the Black History resolution but the inclusion of Kaepernick’s name angered Republican lawmakers who ultimately refused to vote for the bill unless they stripped his name from the resolution.
As a result, Democrats were put in a tough spot of voting against the Black Caucus’ resolution entirely or voting for it without Kaepernick’s name.
The measure passed the House without Kaepernick’s name and on Wednesday landed in the state’s Senate.
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