NY rep swipes at Kaepernick after NYC bombing suspect caught
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New York Rep. Lee Zeldin (R) on Monday took a swipe at National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick after authorities took custody of the Chelsea bombing suspect.

"You are welcome Colin Kaepernick," Zeldin wrote in a tweet after authorities captured Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, after a shootout with police in Linden, N.J. 

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Rahami was taken into custody after a massive manhunt following the bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend.
 
The Republican lawmaker has been among those critical of the San Francisco 49ers player's refusal to stand during the national anthem in protest of police brutality against African-Americans.

Zeldin tweeted last month that Kaepernick "should think about the service members risking their lives to protect his freedom to be both rich and unpatriotic in NFL." 

Rep. Roger WilliamsJohn (Roger) Roger WilliamsDemocrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results Trump Georgia call divides House GOP MORE (R-Texas) also penned a recent op-ed calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to "discipline" players who refuse to stand during the anthem.

"While there are still tragic and inexcusable incidents of injustice, racism and bigotry in this country of more than 300 million people, we cannot allow influential members of our society to undermine the monumental progress that has been made in our nation’s relatively short history," Williams wrote.

"These players must be reminded that our flag, our national anthem and the uniform of our brave military are more sacred than the uniforms that they wear on the field," he wrote.