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Britt McHenry Fires Back At Colin Kaepernick For His 4th Of July Tweet

Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry responded to Colin Kaepernick on her personal blog.

Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry doesn't seem to have landed a full-time gig anywhere yet, but she's doing a nice job of keeping herself in the headlines. Wednesday, McHenry used her personal blog - BRIMAY - to respond to a tweet from Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday.

Kaepernick posted a video of himself visiting Ghana with a message asking "How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs?" Check it out:

Well, McHenry is taking exception to Kaepnernick's post.

https://twitter.com/brittmchenry/status/882661083122675716

Here's a snippet of her response:

First, let’s list the litany of offensive statements and/or remarks he’s made about law enforcement officers. There were the socks with pigs in police garb. There was the tweet comparing police officers to a modern day slave patrol.

Most recently, on the Fourth of July, there was a tweet asking how Americans could “truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs?”

I’ll tell you how, Colin. Americans can celebrate the official birth of this nation because despite all its flaws, for one day, there’s a reminder of unity no matter how many efforts you make to dismantle it.

While you focus on your philanthropic efforts, which are admirable, perhaps you can also employ that same effort to go into a voting booth. If you’re going to continually complain about the perceived slights and rights you don’t have, perhaps take the right you do have and back it up.

Personally, I can “truly celebrate” Independence Day because it’s a reminder of the brave men and women protecting our country. Critics will say that’s not what the holiday is about and to an extent they’re right.

McHenry went on to note that her father was in the Air Force, hence the day meaning more to her. You can read her entire blog here.