The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) recently ran an ad trying to smear decorated Army captain Dan Feehan, a Democrat running in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District.
Feehan did two tours of duty in Iraq, and served as acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, notes AlterNet.
The NRCC falsely claimed Feehan opposed veterans because he supports Colin Kaepernick’s First Amendment right to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against black people:
Millions have paid the ultimate price defending the values our flag represents. Land of the free. Home of the brave. And they never took a knee. But liberal Dan Feehan celebrated Colin Kaepernick’s protests of our national anthem, even said Kaepernick’s kneeling “matches the patriotism of our military.” Tell Dan Feehan: real patriots stand together.