NH State Rep Facing Criticism After Suggesting Dems Sit During Anthem
DOVER — Democratic State Representative Sherry Frost is known for being outspoken, especially online.
Frost's latest social media comments have some Republican heads turning. The comments were in response to State Rep. Timothy Horrigan, D-Durham, who shared a meme on his Facebook page, which is a photo of professional football player, Colin Kaepernick, with the caption, "I'm 100% with Colin Kaepernick, Are you?"
Kaepernick made headlines in 2016 when he refused to stand during the national anthem at NFL games, in protest to the oppression against black people in the U.S. Kaepernick is currently a free agent.
Frost wrote on Horrigan's post, "Yes, and my Facebook timeline shows that I have been since he took his first knee."
But it was her second comment on the post which has inspired criticism. Frost wrote, "As I was lying in bed this morning, thinking, I was wondering what the chances are of getting the democrats to sit out the pledge on session days. Thoughts?"
The second post has since been deleted but not before others took a screen shot of it, like Manchester Republican Alderman-at-Large, Joe Kelly Levasseur.
New Hampshire Republican Party Chair Jeanie Forrester called for Democratic leaders at the Statehouse to condemn Frost's comments.
"While it is hardly surprising that Rep. Sherry Frost has blurted out another ridiculous comment on social media, I strongly urge Democrat House Leader Steve Shurtleff to reject her call to protest the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in the House," Forrester wrote in a prepared statement. "Instead of following Antifa and other anti-American movements, all elected officials in New Hampshire should work together in a spirit of patriotism to improve the lives of Granite Staters. Mr. Shurtleff, reject Sherry Frost and her goofy idea."