Lt. Gov. Kleefisch apologizes to opponent over flag flap
Posted: 11:23 AM, Sep 18, 2018
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<p>FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks during a campaign stop in Eau Claire, Wis., as part of Gov. Scott Walker’s statewide re-election tour. Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Mandela Barnes says claims by Kleefisch that he knelt during the national anthem at the opening of the Wisconsin State Fair are “crazy.” Barnes denies it and says he always stands for the national anthem. (Marisa Wojcik /The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP, File)</p>
Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has apologized to her Democratic opponent for repeatedly claiming that he kneeled during the national anthem despite his denials.
Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Mandela Barnes has called the accusation a lie and said he’s never kneeled for the anthem.