Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris claimed Friday that the outrage surrounding former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s 2016 decision to kneel for the national anthem was orchestrated by Russian bots.
Harris told the Breakfast Club that “people have said” that criticism of Kaepernick was “not a thing,” and was the product of “Russian bots,” but did not provide any evidence to back up her assertions. (RELATED: Kamala Harris Claims To Have Listened To Snoop Dogg, Tupac)
“Many smart people have said it actually was not a thing,” she said of criticism of Kaepernick’s actions. “The Russian bots started taking that on.”