Hillary Clinton is taking criticism for offering encouragement to an 11-year-old student who made headlines for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clinton tweeted in response to a NowThis report on Mariana Taylor, a Maryland sixth-grader who refused to stand for her classroom’s recitation of the pledge, instead adopting the form of protest used by some NFL players to demonstrate against police brutality and racial injustice.

“It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11!  Keep up the good work Mariana,” Clinton tweeted.

On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Campus Reform's Lawrence Jones said if Clinton wants to weigh in on injustice, then she should have to answer questions about policies supported by her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.


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"Where was she when her husband was declaring the war on drugs, which dismantled many communities?" Jones asked.

He added that cities like Baltimore and Chicago are suffering from an epidemic of poverty and violence in the black community, which he attributed to the policies of many Clinton-supported Democratic leaders.

"Hillary Clinton, instead of you taking a knee and getting behind an 11-year-old, why don't you tell us about your policies that your husband and you support so much?"

Watch more from Jones above.


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