Colin Kaepernick Appears To Sideswipe Kevin McCarthy Amid Speaker’s Barbs With Gavin Newsom

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Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback-turned-social justice activist, appeared to take a shot at House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday as he quote-tweeted California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Newsom and McCarthy, R-Calif., traded barbs on Twitter over crime in the Golden State. Newsom tweeted he would propose a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in hopes of ridding the country of gun violence.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy. (Getty Images)

McCarthy chimed in and wrote there was no need for the amendment when the Second Amendment already exists.

To that, the Democrat governor wrote: “What we need is you to own up to the fact that you represent a district with the highest murder rate in our state – and you’re doing nothing to address it.”

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom
Gavin Newsom. (Getty Images)

That’s when the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback weighed in.

“#KillingCounty,” he wrote in reference to his TV series which examines so-called controversial deaths involving Kern County law enforcement.

McCarthy’s district covers parts of Kern, Tulare, Kings and Fresno Counties in California. McCarthy is a Bakersfield native and part of the documentary touches on the Bakersfield Police Department.

Kaepernick has been more active in the social justice sphere since he left the 49ers following the 2016 season. Last month, he took a shot at the NFL over the league’s social justice initiatives since he’s been off the field.

Colin Kaepernick in February 2023
Colin Kaepernick. (Getty Images)

“I haven’t seen any substantial change,” Kaepernick said. “I think there is a lot of work to do on that front. Obviously, not playing and being out of the NFL for six years is an indictment on where they are currently at. So I wouldn’t put them at the forefront of goodwill and best of intentions in how they operate.”

This article originally appeared on Fox News Digital.

Written by Ryan Gaydos


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  1. This is simple. The left wants outright gun control because chunks of their voting base has zero personal control, places any value on human life or any sense of morality as it relates to others. It’s all about getting “the bag” & whatever means it takes to get that OTHER than hard work.

    The problem now becomes it is starting to seep across the aisle as well.

  2. He is truly a mindless simpleton tool of the left. Yes, Colin, its a US Congressman’s fault California has been in a 3 year downward spiral of crime and homelessness. Not Gavin Newsom and the Democrats, who passed Prop 47, Prop 57, let thousands of violent criminals out of prison, repealed mandatory prison terms for using a gun to commit a crime, priors, strikes, etc., defunded the police, elected progressive DA’s who refuse to prosecute criminals, and told them equity allows crime. You know, all of the trash you supported. Total assclown

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