Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protesting the National Anthem is “dumb and disrespectful”.
Ginsburg made the comments in an interview with Yahoo’s Katie Couric.
“Would I arrest them for doing it? No,” Ginsburg elaborated. “I think it’s dumb and disrespectful. I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.”
Couric then asked, “But when it comes to these football players, you may find their actions offensive, but what you’re saying is, it’s within their rights to exercise those actions?”
“Yes,” said Ginsburg. “If they want to be stupid, there’s no law that should be preventive. If they want to be arrogant, there’s no law that prevents them from that. What I would do is strongly take issue with the point of view that they are expressing when they do that.”
Couric’s interview covered a variety of topics with the Ginsburg, however Ginsburg’s answer on Kaepernick shows her respect for the American flag. Watch above.
(H/T: Free Beacon)