Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) blasted a group of opponents who regularly demonstrate outside his district office for taking a knee Tuesday when military veterans played the national anthem at a pro-Issa rally.
One of the organizers of Flip the 49th Neighbors in Action, a group aimed at ousting Issa from Congress, is heard using a bullhorn to call on fellow protesters to “take a knee, if you choose” in a video of the protest. Several of the protesters are then shown crouching down on one knee.
The Flip the 49th Group is a 527 organization, a type of political committee criticized by the left and the right as conduits for unlimited dark money in politics. The group holds weekly protests outside Issa’s district offices in Vista, Calif.
Issa is attempting to retain his seat in Congress after narrowly defeating his Democratic opponent in 2016, even as the district voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by seven points.
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