Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Kaepernick protests: ‘I think it’s dumb and disrespectful’

by Ariane de Vogue, CNN
October 11, 2016

Washington | Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, never shy to weigh in on the controversies of the day, said she thinks “it’s really dumb” for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others to refuse to stand for the national anthem.

But the 83-year-old justice said she “wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it.”

Ginsburg made the comments to Yahoo’s Katie Couric while promoting her book “My Own Words.”

In the interview, Ginsburg steers clear from criticizing presidential candidate Donald Trump but calls the rhetoric from the election cycle “distressing.” She updates her health status, her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and Merrick Garland’s nomination and admits, to an amazed Couric, that she’s never even seen the famous parody of her on “Saturday Night Live.”

Of Kaepernick and others she says, she thinks their actions are “dumb and disrespectful”.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Tyronne Shoelaces says:

    I can’t believe she said something I agree with. Hold on, I’ve got to go check my pulse to see if I’m still alive.

  • justinwachin says:

    I would agree with Ms. Ginsburg on those who choose to disrespect the national anthem. People’s actions tell us a lot about their character.

    Kaepernick has done really well in a country that he doesn’t respect. Maybe we should ask these athletes who are so unhappy with this country what they are doing to make it better. I’m tired of extremely wealthy athletes who sit on their butts and whine about how rotten things are. Most of these guys have more free time than the working class do. They also have more resources they can use to make the world better. If they think America is such a bad place maybe they should move. I bet North Korea would welcome their wealth and their anti-American sentiments.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    I guess this is the only way a over paid bench warmer can get his few minutes of fame, other than that he’s just another BLM thug!!

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