Beto O'Rourke had a lot to say about NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. He said that they were peacefully protesting police violence against African Americans and he could "think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights, anytime, anywhere, in any place."

His opponent, Ted Cruz, said he could think of a lot things more American than kneeling during the National Anthem. Cruz, and quite a lot of people, think it is disrespectful to our troops, but he either doesn't know or doesn't care that NFL players are not kneeling to disrespect our troops or flag.

A lot of celebrities have already jumped on the Beto train, and after his NFL stance went viral, and on August 22, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted out that she wanted to have him on her show:

Fast forward to this morning when she texted that Beto will be appearing on her show on September 5. I'm a big fan of Beto's. I don't agree with some of his platform, but I really like that he is willing to talk to anyone about any topic and actually listen to their side of the argument. That is what makes him a good public servant, and I can't wait to see him on Ellen!