Boston Bruin Goalie Tim Thomas refused to meet the President

Boston Bruin Goalie Tim Thomas refused to meet the President

Former Boston Bruin Goalie Tim Thomas refused to meet the President in 2012 because he believed “the Federal government has grown out of control…in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Father’s vision

“Thomas and wife Melissa have three children: daughters Kiley, born August 2000 and Kelsey, born May 2005, and son Keegan, born September 2006. Thomas is a Republican and has stated that the person he would most like to have dinner with is conservative TV pundit Glenn Beck. After winning the Stanley Cup in 2011, Thomas skipped the traditional victors’ meet-and-greet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, January 23, 2012; he was the only active Bruin not to attend. He released a statement regarding his absence:
“”I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL. This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT

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