VIRAL VIDEO: Rep. Beto O’Rouke Defends NFL Players

The Hill reports:

A video showing Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke defending NFL players who kneel during the national anthem went viral Tuesday night.

In the video, Rep. O’Rourke is shown saying he “can think of nothing more American” than the protests, which he said was meant to bring attention to African-Americans who are “being killed at a frightening level right now, including by members of law enforcement without accountability and without justice.”

The comments came in response to a question at a recent town hall about whether O’Rourke found the protests disrespectful.