Hard to believe, but a month has passed since presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden told black Americans who weren’t planning to vote for him “you ain’t black.”
— RedState (@RedState) May 23, 2020
And as I explained at the time, it spelled disaster for Democrat leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who’d hoped a well-timed letter shaming President Donald Trump for not properly caring about the thousands of Americans who’d died from the Chinese plague would win them the holiday news cycle.
My colleague Elizabeth Vaughn wrote earlier on Thursday about a New York, Black Lives Matter activist’s inflammatory comments, which he made on Martha McCallum’s Fox News show last night. You can find the complete transcript and video on her piece, but one, key quote from Hawk Newsome’s interview has rocked headlines.
“If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it… I could be speaking figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation.”
Elizabeth also shared a few excerpts from Sean Hannity’s tv interview the same night with nationally-syndicated radio host, author, and constitutionalist Mark Levin, in which he addressed those comments — essentially leaving the so-called “tough guy” from BLM as collateral damage.
Levin responded, telling Hannity:
“You’re gonna burn what down? What exactly are you gonna burn down, tough guy? I’m sick and d–n tired of it.
It’s time to get behind the cops. It’s time for these pathetic Democrat mayors and governors to call in the National Guard. It’s time to take our streets back, and I’m talking for tens of millions of people, a rainbow coalition of Americans — black, brown, white, yellow, red, whatever.”
But – as he often does – Levin had much more to say, and held the floor in an explosive rant that hit Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic party pals.
Levin, who hosts his own show, “Life, Liberty, And Levin” on the top-rated news channel, took Democrats to task for their hypocrisy, while the nation watches historical monuments to Washington, Lincoln, even Union Civil War heroes, toppled and burned by rioters. He specifically pointed to several monuments that the destructive mob, which he called “a wing of the Democrat Party,”has left untouched in their plunder. And he said it’s no accident.
“There’s a big, beautiful, Franklin Delano Roosevelt monument, between the Lincoln monument and the Jefferson monument. You know what’s not happening there tonight? Protests. Graffiti. Ropes to pull it down. There’s no National Guard [troops] protecting the Roosevelt monument. Why is that? Because he was a big socialist. They love Roosevelt.
But he sent 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps. Does that ‘matter’? Apparently not. Do Japanese lives matter? I think they should.”
He also exposed the fact that the Russell Senate Office Building was named for former Georgia Senator Richard Russell Jr., a segregationist, nearly fifty years ago — oh, and Russell just happens to have a (D) after his name.
“While Nancy Pelosi, at night, is walking through the Capitol, looking for portraits and statues to take down, why doesn’t she look across the street at the Russell Senate Office Building? Why don’t they take that down? I don’t know.”
Then he swung around to talk about the Robert Byrd statue in the Capitol Rotuna.
Levin, a lawyer who’s made arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, also reacted to the latest news in the Gen. Flynn case, in the wide-ranging, “Hannity” interview.
You can watch the full segment below, via Fox News: