GOP Rep Steve King: Kaepernick’s Protest Is ‘Sympathetic’ to Islamic State

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In an interview this week on Newsmax TV’s ”The Steve Malzberg Show,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) called San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest “sympathetic to ISIS.” King also noted how Kaepernick is dating MTV personality Nessa Diab, a Muslim, and how this has changed the quarterback’s political views, but he said Kaepernick is “undermining patriotism” by kneeling as the national anthem is played before football games. “Colin Kaepernick is representing the San Francisco 49ers when he puts on that uniform, when he steps out on the stage; the world stage is taking advantage of that, and he’s undermining patriotism,” he told host Steve Malzberg. “I understand that he has an Islamic girlfriend that is his fiancee and that this has changed him, he’s taken on some different political views along the way — this is activism that’s sympathetic to ISIS.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent