“I will never stand for a national anthem again.”
So said a worked-up Jesse Ventura at a press conference today, berating the court system as “cowards” fors dismissing his lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration’s use of what he considers overly intrusive airport security procedures.
The former Minnesota governor said: “I will turn my back and raise a fist the same way Tommy Smith and John Carlos did in the ’68 Olympics, Jesse Ventura will do that today.”
MPR’s Tom Scheck has a full report and audio here.
Among his other statements, Ventura said:
• He’s lost his patriotism and now regards the nation as “the Fascist States of America.”
• He plans to apply for dual citizenship with Mexico.
• Said in response to questions about possibly running for president that he’s “thinking about it. That’s all though.”