GOP lawmaker thinks Colin Kaepernick is ISIS sympathizer
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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) thinks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a sympathizer of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Kaepernick has drawn the ire of many conservatives for refusing to stand during the national anthem at NFL games in a protest of police brutality against African-Americans.


King said in an interview Monday that Kaepernick's actions were "sympathetic to ISIS." 

“I understand that [Kaepernick] has an Islamic girlfriend that is his fiancée, and that this has changed him, and has taken on some different political views along the way," King said on Newsmax's "Steve Malzberg Show," according to The Huffington Post.

He went on to say Kaepernick should be fired. 

“I think Colin Kaepernick is representing the San Francisco 49ers when he puts on that uniform,” he said.

“When he steps out on the stage, the world stage, he’s taking advantage of that and he’s undermining patriotism,” King argued. 

“For me, if I’m the coach, I would say, ‘You’re done. Until you take a knee and beg forgiveness from the American people, you’re not going to set foot out on this field again.’”