Tim Ryan criticized for not placing hand on heart for National Anthem


STEVE: OKAY WITH ME. AINSLEY: ME TOO. DURING LAST NIGHT’S DEMOCRATIC DEBATE, SOME 2020 CANDIDATES INCLUDING VETERAN PETE BUTTIGIEG VOWED TO PULL OUT ALL TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN EARLY IN THEIR PRESIDENCY. LISTEN.>>WILL YOU WITHDRAWAL ALL U.S. SERVICEMEMBERS BY THE END OF YOUR FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE?>>WE WILL WITHDRAW. WE HAVE TO.>>IN YOUR FIRST YEAR?>>YES. I WOULD IN MY FIRST TERM IN OFFICE. TIME TO BRING SERVICEMEMBERS BACK HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN. BRIAN: MY NEXT GUEST SAYS THEY’RE PANDERING TO VOTERS. THEY SHOULD EXPLAIN HOW THEY WILL KEEP US SAFE. STEVE: MAKING DEBUT AS A FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR AS OF THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING, RETIRED LIEUTENANT JOEY JONES, RETIRED BOMB TECH. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY.>>GUYS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. STEVE: ON THE FIRST DAY, WE GAVE YOU THE ASSIGNMENT, WATCH THE DEBATE. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THOSE TWO TALKING ABOUT PULL OUR TROOPS OUT.>>I THINK JAKE DID A GREAT JOB AS A MODERATOR. I’M GLAD THE QUESTION CAME UP. I CAN’T HONESTLY ASK THE QUESTION, WITHOUT FOLLOWING UP WHAT WILL YOU DO DIFFERENTLY, WHAT WILL YOU DO TO KEEP US SAFE FROM THREATS IN PLACES LIKE AFGHANISTAN? IT IS NOT SIMPLY ENOUGH IN 2019 OR 2020 TO PULL TROOPS OUT. WE HAD THREE ADMINISTRATIONS IN A ROW, SOMEHOW SAY END THE WAR, HAVE ENDED WAR, PULL TROOPS OUT. TROOPS ARE STILL IN AFGHANISTAN. CONTINGENCIES ARE ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST. BECAUSE THERE IS A THREAT THERE. WE CAN HAVE A DEBATE HOW TO BEST OVERCOME THE THREAT, BEST MONITOR IT, BEST KEEP IT OFF OUR SHORES. TO SIMPLY STAND UP TO SAY WE’LL PULL ALL TROOPS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN, THREE PREDECESSORS AGREED WITH YOU WHEN THEY WERE ON THE STAGE. IF YOU DON’T TAKE TIME TO UNDERSTAND WHY THEY DON’T AGREE WITH I NOW THEY BECOME PRESIDENT. YOUR PROMISE TO PULL THEM OUT IS EMPTY. ANYTIME A CANDIDATE SAYS SOMETHING ALONG THE TERMS I WILL PROBABLY DO THIS, OR I’M GOING TO DO THAT, IT IS JUST AN EMPTY PROMISE. IT IS NOT BASED ON FACT. IT IS BASED ON TRYING TO ACHIEVE VOTES. AINSLEY: TIM RYAN WAS THE ONLY CANDIDATE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DEBATE WHEN THEY PLAYED “THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER” DID NOT PUT HIS HAND OVER HIS HEART. ARI FISHER SAID HE WAS APPEALING TO THE KAEPERNICK WING. MEGHAN McCAIN SAID PUT YOUR HAND OVER YOUR HEART, TIM RYAN. WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>IF YOU LIVE IN THE CULTURE LIBERALS AND PROGRESSIVES CREATED, IT IS ALMOST FAUX PAS TO OBSERVE THE ANTHEM AND OBSERVE OUR FLAG. IT MAKES SENSE YOU MIGHT PUT SOMETHING LIKE HONORING THE CEREMONY THAT OBSERVES OUR FREEDOM IN A LOW PRIORITY, ALL OF SUDDEN FORGET TO DO IT AT ALL. HE PROBABLY GOT NERVOUS, WHICH IS NOT NERVOUS IN MY PRESIDENTIAL RESPECT EITHER. THE BIG THING ABOUT IT, YOU HAD TO KNOW THE GUY’S NAME TO CALL HIM OUT. MOST PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW HIS NAME. THAT IS ONE WAY TO STAND OUT AMONG 20 OTHER CANDIDATES. UNFORTUNATELY NOT THE RIGHT WAY. PROBABLY HE GOT NERVOUS. BRIAN: HERE HE SAID TO THE REPORTER I LOVE THIS COUNTRY AS MUCH AS ANYBODY ELSE. DOESN’T EXPLAIN WHY HE DIDN’T PUT HIS HAPPENED ON HIS HEART. I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS INTENTIONAL OR NOT. ON THE PULLOUT FROM AFGHANISTAN IN PARTICULAR, IS THE PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED PULLOUT, WHERE THE PEACE TALKS ARE GOING, DOES THAT GET YOU NERVOUS?>>NO. BECAUSE AT LEAST I UNDERSTAND THE THOUGHT PROCESS HERE. IF AFGHANISTAN CAN FIND SOME SORT OF PEACE, THEY GUARANTIES US, WE WON’T HAVE A THREAT LIKE AL QAEDA OR THE TALIBAN OR ISIS COMING FROM IT, WE’RE A PART OF THAT NEGOTIATION AND IT’S A PART OF OUR STRATEGY. STANDING ON A DEBATE STAGE WITH NO ACCESS TO ANY OF THAT INFORMATION, OR UNDERSTANDING OF THAT STRATEGY, PROMISING TO BLINDLY PULL TROOPS OUT IS NOT A STRATEGY. I DIDN’T LIKE IT WHEN REPUBLICANS TALKED ABOUT IT IN 2016. I DON’T LIKE IT IN 2020 WHEN DEMOCRATS DO IT FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN TO WIN VOTES. WITH THE WHITE HOUSE WE HEAR THERE IS A STRATEGY. AFGHANISTAN WANTS TO DO PEACE TALKS WITH THE TALIBAN. THIS IS HOW THEY’RE GOING TO DO IT. DOESN’T MEAN I LIKE IT NECESSARILY, AT LEAST I UNDERSTAND IT. UNLIKE THE 2020 DEMOCRATS WHO ARE SIMPLY TRYING TO ADD SOMETHING NEW TO BRING TO THE TABLE FOR THE SAKE OF NEWNESS. STEVE: AT THE DEBATE LAST NIGHT WERE THREE STUDENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL, I THINK IN LANSING, MICHIGAN, WHO I BELIEVE TOOK A KNEE AS AN HOMAGE TO COLIN KAEPERNICK. THEY WERE THE GUESTS OF BETO O’ROURKE. WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?>>LOOK I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH BETO DECIDING WHO HE IS GOING TO BRING TO HIS DEBATE. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE STUDENTS. THEY’RE HIGH SCHOOLKIDS. THEY’RE NOT ADULTS YET. THEY’RE ON THEIR WAY. THEY’RE EASILY IMPRESSIONABLE. THEY WERE INSPIRED BY COLIN KAEPERNICK IN A WAY I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND. WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME, IF YOU’RE POLLING AT ZERO PERCENT, LIVING IN THE STATE OF TEXAS AS LIBERAL, YOU CAN’T EVEN WIN A SENATE SEAT THERE, IF YOU’RE NOT DOING WELL WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, PERHAPS SOMETHING THAT ISN’T INHERENTLY DIVISIVE TO ADHERE YOURSELF TO. ZERO PERCENT YOU CAN GO UP AND OUT. MAYBE THIS IS A LAST SHOT ACROSS THE BOW. I’M NOT SURE. COLIN KAEPERNICK SHOWED US LAST MONTH EXACTLY WHAT HIS PROTESTS WERE ABOUT. IT WASN’T ABOUT POLICING. IT WAS ABOUT A DISDAIN FOR THIS COUNTRY AND ITS HISTORY THE WAY WE OVERCOME IT. WE’RE NOT QUITE UP TO SNUFF FOR HIM. IF YOU’RE GOING TO ADHERE YOURSELF TO THAT KIND OF MESSAGE, GOOD LUCK. YOU WILL NOT WIN THE NOMINATION. YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT WIN THE PRESIDENCY. AINSLEY: JOEY, THANKS VERY MUCH FOR BEING WITH US.




Comments
  1. It appeared that the female candidate next to Ryan did not place her hand on her heart either. And I would not be surprised if the others were only doing it for the show.

  2. The Military Industrial Complex (MIC) engineered the war on terror back in the ‘80’s around the collapse of the USSR, in order to have a new rational for continuing to have a bloated military budget. They have successfully brainwashed both parties into supporting their agenda. But now, they’re sucking the life out of our economy (along with that idiotic tax cut), and it’s time to bring an end to that.
    Mayor Pete, who has served in our military, as has Tulsi, will have a greater chance of successfully getting us out of Afghanistan than the previous presidents. [The deep state reason for why we’re there is to protect Halliburton’s pipeline, not to fight terrorism!] Getting off of fossil fuels would negate our reason for being there.

  3. That’s disrespectful to all that serve F that man we die to keep America safe such disrespect to us not Trump us so for that FU and he just wanted attention well you didn’t you bum

  4. LMAO none of them wanted to put their hand on the chest they just did it for the cameras a bunch of domestic enemies of this country

  5. And today's non-issue on why Democrats hate America is… *Spins the wheel* Not putting their hand on their heart! Here's 48 hours of coverage on why this is a sign of moral decay in America.

  6. Trump tries to pull out of Syria everyone freaks out because it's a bad idea, these guys who have access to no military intelligence say they'll pull out of Afghanistan and that's a good thing?

  7. none of them have love of Country just destroying it ! and why are uses not saying about Marianne Williamson not having her hand over her heart too !

  8. Are any of the three Fox couch people wearing flag pins? I don;t want to hear any of this "we're so patriotic we should cry" BS unless they start the show with the pledge, hug the flag, and wear the largest flag pin you ever saw. Otherwise, STFU Fox talking heads.

  9. The National Anthem isn’t relevant in 2019. Maybe when it was written in 1814 it was relevant, but not today. I wouldn’t place my hand on my heart, or stand during that antiquated looney tune either. The National Anthem should be changed to “Let the Bodies hit the Floor” by Drowning Pool. Much more relevant for 2019. Id stand for that Anthem.

  10. Why would divisive issues be good for a presidential candidate to bring up, especially when your base doesn't understand the reasons for the protest in the first place? Liberals think this Kapernick guy actually cares about black people because he keeps saying it, they are too wrapped up in their snowflake sjw mindset to recognize when someone is actually a selfish self promoter.

    And how dare they talk about bringing our troops home from war when we should be encouraging the American people to protect the US and her interests overseas especially since there is a madman in Iran taking down our drones?! That is an unprecedented attack on America and democracy! Imagine what we would do if there was a Chinese surveillance drone spotted off the coast of Hawaii, we would sanction the @#$% out of them. We wouldn't shoot down a drone, we're America, we have nearly 800 military bases around the world so there is no need for us to be so direct.

  11. Tim ryan must be running for potus of a different country..that's special. But he will NEVER BE AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT… That simple action stopped him. Tim ryan isn't so special that some other cog couldnt easily replace him.
    He probably has the Nike, an american company owned bt china and cheap labor, endorsement.

  12. It's amazing how the United States empire and the people are still asleep and they continue to cast their votes and cater to the popular majority ,the same two party system that has been in power for decades and they still cannot find a single solid solution for the worlds problems

  13. Wow tim, I didn't know you were that tall. No wonder you are in politics, another success story like that "I didn't know they could stack it that high" James Comey.

    The fall will be just as bad as Comey's but you might no be hung as a Traitor.

    But then again I have no idea who you are or what you have done, so ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN tim.

    Enjoy.

  14. Jerks like Tim Ryan would be put in front of a firing squad if he were to do this in China. Goes to show he has no respect for our country, so why should we care for someone like this.

  15. Tim probably doesn't know any better.  My contention is that a President should have an honorable or medical discharge in order to serve.  I think it was Michael Moore who said that the Dems must nominate and AMERICAN.  That is a level head representing the middle, not the left.

  16. What about the candidate on his right… I didn't see her with her hand up either! What's the deal with that?

  17. Was the woman to the left of the guy, not a candidate too? She didn't have her hand on her heart, so why didin't Fox News point this out?

  18. Some people were not raised to place you hand on your heart in the anthem. The pledge, yes, but not the national anthem. Also, Tim Ryan SANG the anthem which many others did NOT.

  19. Talk about the "pots" calling the "kettle" singed; criticism of Ryan is pretty hypocritical coming from a bunch of socialists who don't believe in our flag, our country, or what they stand for.

  20. importing illegal aliens for "VOTES/POWER" to replace people who don't vote for democrat policies…. go visit any democrat run city and look at the homeless the crime the rats the drugs the diseases and the garbage…these commies want those policies enacted on all of america.. this is what these commies are offering america….people are sick of being called a racist by these commies

  21. Wow… Joey Jones! ! ! You're all over it, clear, concise and you tell it like it is. Great Find Fox… Good On Ya!

  22. Who care where he put his hand. He could be playing pocket pool for all I care. Are you really wound this tightly?

  23. Nice group of young grandstanding "adults" you brought Beto, more socialist take a knee type scum like you…

  24. When the Communist News Network is in charge of this dog and pony show you know you are in for a night of entertainment! LMAO

  25. Soooo, Peter Butt Gag would pull out early, did he understand the question? He probably would be delighted to cover your six anytime on a withdrawal or entry. On diplomatic visits to the middle east he most likely get tossed from the top of a building though. He would require a Peter Butt Brigade for protection.

  26. they all voted for Obama now they are burning down Obama and his sidekick. Biden cannot run away from his records with Obama and 36 years in the senate.

  27. Kneeling for the flag is free speech.
    My translation of that speech is "I repudiate citizenship", so don't be shocked when I ask for more documentation in our business dealings.

  28. Please let's not bicker about hands over the heart during the Anthem. I differs from person to person. No one took a knee in protest so relax. That was the best aspect of the debate. The rest was ridiculous.

  29. Omg!They also did not put their foot over their head! Lol, ppl get so scared because they did not remember to put their hand over their heart! 😆

  30. I seriously do not understand why people freak out about someone not 'honoring' a symbol by not putting their hand over their heart, or kneeling or not wearing a US flag pin.
    Just plain silliness. This has NOTHING to do with running the country or being a citizen.

  31. I care less about the guy who didn't put his hand over his heart than I do the people who hate America so much they want to dissolve its borders and still put their hands on their hearts.

  32. Why are there no American flags at the Democratic debates? Usually when the National Anthem of the United States of America is played there is an American flag present.

  33. Trump wants to pull the troops out but he learned more from the experts and then did what was in the best interest of our country.

  34. His campaign claims “ he was absentminded” 😳 if this scumbag can’t remember to put his hand on his heart during the national anthem, something he presumably done since childhood, then how can we trust him to remember other issues!

  35. Dems are piggy backing off of POTUS accomplishments, and/or ideas. Secondly. The candidate at first place, right next to Tim Ryan, didn't place her hand over her heart aswell. NOTICE!

  36. Tim Ryan was probably having a massive anxiety attack and the walls were closing in on him. I dont think anything he does is intentional.

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