The Internet Ripped Apart A Congressman’s Dumb Tweet About The NYC Bombing And Colin Kaepernick

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It’s stunning how far people will go to trash Colin Kaepernick for protesting the national anthem. One man’s decision to quietly sit or kneel rather than stand with his hand over his heart, borne of a crisis of conscience at the way the mechanisms of power work against African-Americans in this country, produced an ocean of bad takes.

Now, we may have found the worst of them all, and from a truly bizarre place: After authorities apprehended a suspect in the Chelsea bombing of New York City on Saturday, Congressman Lee Zeldin (who represents New York’s 1st District, on the Eastern part of Long Island) tweeted this idiocy:

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