Rogers: National Anthem Protests are UnAmerican


Date: Sept. 27, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Mike Rogers made the following statement regarding ongoing disrespectful acts by some of the National Football League (NFL) players during the National Anthem.

"I am appalled by those in the NFL that show disrespect during the playing of the National Anthem. The National Anthem and our American flag are symbols of all that makes America great in our never ending effort to become a more perfect union. The sacrifice of all the brave Americans in service of our nation, past and present, is honored by the National Anthem. These disrespectful protests only serve to divide us and do nothing to foster unity.

"I am very proud of President Trump for standing against these unconscionable acts and am behind him 100 percent. May God bless our great nation."

Rogers also cosponsored H.Res. 532, introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that persons present who are not in uniform or are not members of the Armed Forces or veterans "should face the flag and stand at attention with their hand over the heart."