Today in conservative non-sequiturs, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-New York) rushed to connect Colin Kaepernick to America’s most wanted fugitive, taking a swipe at the San Francisco 49ers’ controversial backup quarterback after police announced they had apprehended a suspect in a series of bombings that rocked the New York area over the weekend.
On Monday, authorities announced that after a massive manhunt 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami had been apprehended in Linden, New Jersey. Rahmani is a suspect in the bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey over the weekend.
Following the news, Rep. Zeldin inexplicably tweeted a swipe at Kaepernick, who has pledged to protest the national anthem before NFL games in an effort to draw attention to police brutality:
Suspect in custody. You are welcome Colin Kaepernick.
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) September 19, 2016
Zeldin tweeted last month that Kaepernick “should think about the service members risking their lives to protect his freedom to be both rich and unpatriotic in NFL.”
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) August 29, 2016
Zeldin, a Donald Trump supporter who represents the Long Island suburbs east of New York City, garnered headlines early this summer when he claimed that President Obama is racist: