‘I’m just here for THE National Anthem’: Republican stayed seated during black national anthem at Super Bowl

Kari Lake was apparently sitting down at the Super Bowl during the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is commonly called the black national anthem.

“The @NFL played two different ‘National Anthems’ tonight. Someone just sent me a photo of @KariLake sitting during the first one,” Benny Johnson tweeted when sharing a photo of Lake.

“I’m just here for THE National Anthem,” Lake replied.

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“I’m against a ‘black National Anthem’ for the same reason I am against a ‘white National Anthem,’ a ‘gay National Anthem,’ a ‘straight National Anthem,’ a ‘Jewish National Anthem,’ a ‘Christian National Anthem,’ and so on,” Lake noted in a statement, according to Fox News Digital. “We are ONE NATION, under God. Francis Scott Key’s words ring true for every single American Citizen regardless of their skin color. James Weldon Johnson’s ‘Lift Your Voice’ is a beautiful song, but it is not our National Anthem.”

Lake expressed support for comments posted by Zeek Arkham, who tweeted, “My ‘black’ National Anthem is the same anthem I’ve been singing since I was a child. The same one children of all races have been singing. My National Anthem never needed a color. Do they want racism to die, or do they want to keep finding ways to divide us all?”

“I love this,” Lake noted when retweeting Arkham.

Lake, who lost Arizona’s 2022 gubernatorial contest to Democrat Katie Hobbs, is slated to speak at CPAC’s Ronald Reagan Dinner next month.

Lake has claimed that she did not lose the governor’s race: “I didn’t lose. I won. They stole this,” she said.

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