Appearing on Fox News with Jesse Watters, Senator Tom Cotton called for U.S. Athlete Gwen Berry to be removed from the Olympic team for turning away during the national anthem and draping a shirt over her head.
“I don’t think it’s too much, when athletes are competing to wear the Stars and Stripes — to compete under the Stars and Stripes in the Olympics — for them to simply honor that flag and our anthem on the medal stand,” Cotton who formerly served in the Army said.
“If Ms. Berry is so embarrassed by America, then there’s no reason she needs to compete for our country. She should be removed from the Olympic team,” she added.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas has also called for Berry to be removed from the team.
“The entire point of the Olympic team is to represent the United States of America. That’s the entire point, OK?” Crenshaw said. “It’s one thing when these NBA players do it. OK, fine, we’ll just stop watching. But now, the Olympic team – and it’s multiple cases of this. They should be removed. That should be the bare minimum requirement, is that you believe in the country you’re representing.”