I think this is the right call. If the leagues want to continue these ceremonies themselves, that’s fine. But we don’t need ceremonies at sporting events paid for by tax payers. Feels very disingenuous and awkward.
“In a time of growing threats to our nation’s security, we can’t afford to give scarce defense dollars to wealthy sports teams, and fans should have confidence that their hometown heroes are being honored on Sundays because of their honorable military service, not as an NFL marketing ploy,” McCain, Flake and Blumenthal said in the statement.