Recently, a photo of Kari Lake, the 2022 Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate, went viral on social media, sparking controversy. In the photo, Lake is seen sitting during the playing of the “black national anthem” before the Super Bowl LVII.
This song was added to the pre-game ceremony as a concession to those who felt that the “racist” origins of “The Star-Spangled Banner” didn’t represent them.
Lake’s decision to sit during the performance of this song was a strong statement in support of the belief that America is one nation under God. She believes that designating something as a “national anthem” representative of only one racial group is divisive and goes against the principle of one nation under God, a value that Republicans hold dear.
Lake’s stance on this issue has garnered support from passionate Republican voters. In contrast, the Democratic party and their supporters have been more vocal in their support of the “black national anthem” and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Lake believes that this type of divisive rhetoric is tearing the country apart and goes against the principles of unity and freedom that America was founded on.
During the performance of the National Anthem by country music star Chris Stapleton, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was seen with tears streaming down his face, as other players felt the emotion as well.
While many in the Democratic party have been critical of Lake’s decision, Republicans like Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk have praised her patriotism and love for America.
Lake is currently considering a run for the U.S. Senate, potentially challenging incumbent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who recently left the Democratic Party and re-registered as an “Independent.” However, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallegos (D-Ariz.) has already filed to challenge her, making it a potentially tough battle.
In summary, Kari Lake’s decision to sit during the “black national anthem” is a bold statement in support of a united country that values all its citizens equally.
Her stance opposes the divisive rhetoric of the Democratic party and their supporters. If Lake decides to run for the U.S. Senate, she will be a strong contender and a voice for those who believe in one nation under God.