Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) weighed in on a possible reason that President Joe Biden didn’t follow tradition by attending the Army-Navy game over the weekend, according to Breitbart News.
According to Zeldin, the Commander in Chief of the armed forces may be avoiding those under his authority out of fear that the attendees might start the now-iconic “Let’s go, Brandon,” chant that has been sweeping the nation.
The game, which was hosted at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, caused it to become clear that the White House was breaking with tradition in not sending the president to oversee the iconic game:
“I don’t know exactly why he did not attend,” Zeldin said in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak.
“However, I will say this –, and I’ll state it as my opinion, and it could very well be a fact — if President Biden showed up at yesterday’s game, there’s a good possibility that you would have had the largest ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ chant that has taken place.”
He continued, “That entire arena might have roasted him right out of MetLife Stadium. I’m not saying this to be hyperbolic or incendiary.”
“It might have been a calculation made by the White House that if he went to the game — I think — it was a pretty good chance that he was going get roasted out of the stadium,” he assessed.
Zeldin remarked, “There are tens of thousands of other people in that arena who were not there in uniform, and that clearly was a stadium that is not happy with the performance right now of President Biden.”
He added, “If I had to guess which way the reception would have gone — I agree with you that the cadets and midshipmen would not be participating in the roasting — but there would have been several tens of thousands of other people who, I think, would have been giving Biden a greeting that he would not have liked.”