Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), the vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, announced over the weekend he is boycotting the NFL over its new rules about the national anthem.
Democrat Dan Feehan, who is running for Congress in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, in 2016 strongly supported former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem.
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday credited the Trump administration with pushing the NFL to require players to stand for the national anthem.
The NFL will fine teams if their players fail to stand during the national anthem after a vote by league owners on Wednesday.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman helped pursue the source of a threatening social media post, potentially helping to foil a planned school shooting in Michigan.