GOP Lawmaker Calls for End of NFL Tax Exemptions Following Anti-Anthem Protests (Video)
Florida Republican lawmaker Matt Gaetz is calling on the US Congress to end the tax-exempt status of the NFL’s business office.
Congressman Gaetz went on with Liz Wheeler on OANN to discuss ending the NFL tax breaks.
Rep. Matt Gaetz is calling on Congress to end the tax-exempt status of the NFL’s business office in the wake of controversy over players and team owners kneeling during the national anthem.
Gaetz, Northwest Florida’s Republican congressman, took to the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday and said players have a constitutional right to free speech, but Americans shouldn’t subsidize a sport whose players act unpatriotically.
“When people kneel during our national anthem, they don’t simply indict the issue with which they have some particular grievance,” said Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach. “They indict our country, our service members, our first-responders, our founding fathers and the principles that made this country great.”