T in Ryan, the 46-year-old Ohio congressman and the only candidate in the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday who did not shake hands during the national anthem game, issued a statement titled Ein "Moment of absence".
In a Wednesday morning announcement, Ryan's office said he was trying to make no statement by not hiding his heart while the anthem was played and the American flag was presented.
"Congressman Ryan did not protest and did not want to make a statement in Detroit last night ̵
"Congressman Ryan loves our country and will continue to honor the flag during the anthem, as he has done at countless events in the past," he adds.
During the anthem At first, competitor Marianne Williamson did not cover her heart, but raised about half her hand after looking around at the others on the other Hearts on the flag.
Ryan, a nine-term congressman, interviews far fewer than 20 candidates for the Democratic nomination. A RealClearPolitics The national average of polls has a support of 0.5%, while leader Joe Biden leads the group with 32.2%.