A New York Congressman took a shot at Colin Kaepernick after authorities captured the alleged NYC bomber.
Monday morning, it was reported that 28-year-old Ahmad Rahami, who was born in Afghanistan but became a U.S. citizen, was in custody after a firefight with police officers in Linden, New Jersey. Rahami, who allegedly injured two police officers in the confrontation, is wanted in connection with a series of blasts in both New York and New Jersey this past weekend. The explosion in New York City, which took place on 23th and 6th Saturday night, injured over 40 people.
New York Congressman Lee Zeldin appears to be using the fact that Rahami was captured as an opportunity to take a shot at San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick, who has been kneeling during the national anthem ahead of his NFL games, is protesting what he calls racial injustice in America with his actions.
Many, like Zeldin, see the protest as offensive. They believe that it's a shot at our country's military and officers, who keep citizens safe every day. Kaepernick and other athletes who have joined in the protest maintain that isn't the intent of the demonstration.
Zeldin's tweet likely won't help the tension regarding the topic. We'll see if there is any fallout.