Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Colin Kaepernick’s Protest: It’s Dumb and Disrespectful

The Supreme Court justice called the quarterback and other NFL players’ protest against the overpolicing of minority communities a terrible thing to do. 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010 Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that she thinks Colin Kapernick and other NFL players’ protest of unjust policing of minority communities during the national anthem is “dumb” and “disrespectful.”

During an interview with Katie Couric on Yahoo!, Ginsburg blasted the protest, which includes players kneeling or raising a fist during the national anthem on game days.

“Would I arrest them for doing it? No,” she said during the interview. “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.”

Ginsburg added that there is no law keeping folks from doing “stupid” or “arrogant” things but also said that she does take issue with the “point of view that they are expressing” during the protest.

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