Republican New York Rep. Lee Zeldin had a message for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick after the terror suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings was arrested Monday.
Suspect in custody. You are welcome Colin Kaepernick.
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) September 19, 2016
Zeldin is an Iraq war veteran serving in the U.S. army reserve. Zeldin figured he should personally tell Kaepernick “you are welcome” after suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was taken into custody, TMZ reports.
Kaepernick has been leading a protest against “racial injustice” by kneeling during the national anthem before games. His protest has been seen by some as a disrespectful act to the flag and the armed forces.
Congressman Zeldin voiced his opinion on Kaepernick’s protest a few weeks ago on Twitter.
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) August 29, 2016
Clearly, Zeldin doesn’t approve of Kaepernick’s protesting methods.