New Jersey senator Cory Booker says that he disagrees with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's methods while protesting during the national anthem but “doesn't want the conversation to stop there,” he said at an event held by BuzzFeed.
“People seem to be more outraged over [Kaepernick] taking a knee than the killing of an unarmed black man,” Booker said.
Booker, who is one of two African-American senators in the United States, was referring to the recent killing of Terence Crutcher by police. Crutcher, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed by police in Tulsa, Okla., last week. Police released footage of the killing this week.
Kaepernick started his national anthem demonstration during the preseason, first sitting and later kneeling during the song to protest racial inequality and injustice taking place in America, including police violence. Several other NFL players have joined his protest.