A second House Democrat kneeled on the House floor on Tuesday to show support for NFL players protesting police brutality.

Rep. Mark PocanMark William PocanMerkley leads Dem lawmakers to border amid migrant policy outcry Overnight Defense: Trump, Kim poised for historic summit | Trump blasts 'haters and losers' hours before meeting | Defense bill to include ZTE penalties | Lawmakers sound alarm over 'catastrophic' Yemen offensive Lawmakers circulate 'urgent call' for Mattis to prevent 'catastrophic' Yemen offensive MORE (D-Wis.) took a knee behind his podium at the end of a floor speech denouncing President Trump’s attacks on athletes who have been kneeling during the national anthem to draw attention to law enforcement’s treatment of African-Americans.

“I think today, taking a knee is becoming a broader sign of patriotism and respect for our country,” Pocan said.

“I join so many now in the NFL and elsewhere in taking a knee for the America that we all aspire it to be.”

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Pocan is the second lawmaker to kneel on the House floor in the last 24 hours to show solidarity with the athletes.

Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeOvernight Defense: Defense spending bill amendments target hot-button issues | Space Force already facing hurdles | Senators voice 'deep' concerns at using military lawyers on immigration cases Live coverage: Justice IG testifies before House on report criticizing FBI Merkley leads Dem lawmakers to border amid migrant policy outcry MORE (D-Texas), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was the first lawmaker to do so Monday night.

"I kneel in honor of the First Amendment. I kneel because the flag is a symbol for freedom. I kneel because I'm going to stand against racism. I kneel because I will stand with those young men and I'll stand with our soldiers. And I'll stand with America, because I kneel,” Jackson Lee said.

Pocan on Tuesday kneeled after delivering a floor speech highlighting people and entities that Trump has attacked on Twitter, including the NFL players, the casts of “Hamilton” and “Saturday Night Live,” Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhat did Peter Strzok do? The strategic blunder of ‘Trump-as-Hitler’ Races to watch in Tuesday’s primaries MORE, CNN, former FBI Director James Comey, Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMulvaney aims to cement CFPB legacy by ensuring successor's confirmation Trump mocks McCain at Nevada rally Don’t disrespect McCain by torpedoing his clean National Defense Authorization Act MORE (R-Ariz.), Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMigrants told they’ll be reunited with children if they sign voluntary deportation order: report Christie: Trump 'enormously ill-served' by DOJ on 'zero tolerance' policy 'Occupy ICE' protests emerge across the country MORE, Nordstrom and “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski.

Then he presented a poster depicting things Trump has not attacked: barbershop quartets, pumpkin spice lattes and white supremacists who attended a march in Charlottesville, Va., last month.

“Although it’s fairly recent, pumpkin spice lattes. I know they just came out, it’s a sign of fall. But so far there’s no Twitter traffic from Trump tackling these tasty treats,” Pocan said of the fall-themed lattes.

Moments later on the House floor, Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) defended Trump for calling on NFL players to stand during the national anthem.

“The president is right to publicly object to this disrespect to our flag and nation,” Mooney said. “While we can disagree on politics and policies, we should not denigrate our flag in our national anthem.”