Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has broken her silence about sitting down during the “black national anthem” at the Super Bowl.
A picture of Lake sitting during “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which was played prior to the National Anthem ahead of the game, went viral on social media.
The @NFL played two different “National Anthems” tonight. Someone just sent me a photo of @KariLake sitting during the first one. pic.twitter.com/HVdiu5xRBG
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 12, 2023
After the photo appeared online, Lake was met with a backlash from the “woke” mob over her refusal to stand for the song.
However, Lake refused to bow to the mob and doubled down instead.
“I’m against a ‘black national anthem’ for the same reason I am against a ‘white national anthem,’ a ‘gay national anthem,’ a ‘straight national anthem,’ a ‘Jewish national anthem, a ‘Christian national anthem,’ and so on,” Lake said.
“We are one nation, under God,” she asserted.
“Francis Scott Key’s words ring true for every single American citizen regardless of their skin color,” Lake explained.
“James Weldon Johnson’s ‘Lift Every Voice’ is a beautiful song, but it is not our national anthem.”
Kari Lake explains why she only stood for the true national anthem https://t.co/qWyzUXYrh9
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) February 15, 2023
“I’m just here for THE National Anthem,” Lake said on Twitter went her picture went viral.
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