Oh, we have another piece of “this is why you lost” theater from the Democrats—this time over President Trump’s swipe at the National Football League. Last Friday, Trump tore into NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem that began in 2016 with then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Now, others have decided to follow suit, though 72 percent view Kaepernick’s actions as unpatriotic. Yes, it’s another culture war, but one that Trump is winning. Whatever issue these guys are trying to bring attention to is irrelevant with this stunt. All fans see are people spitting on the flag. They don’t care about the rest. Well, for one Democratic group, they’re taking the president’s remarks far too seriously. They’re asking the Department of Justice to investigate. I’m not kidding (via The Wrap):
The Democratic Coalition — the political group that filed an ethics complaint against Donald Trump over the weekend — has filed a second complaint with the Department of Justice Tuesday, TheWrap has learned.
The group is asking the DOJ whether the president violated federal law when he called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.
“Since there are both ethical and criminal components to President Trump’s actions in this case, we have filed formal complaints with both OGE and DOJ,” Democratic Coalition chairman Jon Cooper told TheWrap. “Considering the serious nature of this matter, it is our expectation that the complaints will receive full and fair consideration by both agencies.”
The group cited a statute which makes it a crime punishable by a fine or up to 15 years in prison or both, for the president, as well as members of Congress and other federal officials, to influence or threaten to influence a private company’s hiring practices “solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation.”
“We respectfully request that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate these potential criminal violations and take all appropriate disciplinary actions against President Trump,” the coalition wrote in its complaint, addressed to Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Trump kicked up a media firestorm Friday when he suggested during a rally in Alabama that coaches should get the “son of a b—” players off the field if they continued to kneel. The comments triggered widespread protests from athletes, the league and coaches, many of whom condemned Trump’s comments.
Yeah, don’t hold your breath on this one, guys. Also, as with anything Trump says, the Left overreached.