Everyone is weighing in with their thoughts on the latest NFL protests taking place and now Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has chimed in.
Rauner speaking to Politco through a spokesman says:
“I strongly disagree with those who disrespect our flag and our anthem. To me they are disrespecting the foundations of our country, the veterans who risked their lives for our democracy, and the men and women who fight every day and make the ultimate sacrifice to defend our liberties.”
While his statement shows support for President Trump’s characterization that the demonstrations are a sign of disrespect, the governor didn’t go as far to say that suspending or firing of players is a fair response.
“I personally cannot and will not condone such behavior. That said, our country is great because it guarantees freedom of expression, so people can choose to be disrespectful.”