It was without a doubt a spellbinding opening statement, perhaps one of the best I’ve heard in quite a while, as pro-Trump conservative activist Candace Owens appeared in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to testify about white nationalism in America.
Which perhaps to some in attendance seemed rather bizarre in that Owens is a young 29-year old African American woman, however perhaps for that very reason was why Republicans sitting on the House Judiciary Committee invited the conservative commentator to speak at the hearing regarding the issue of “hate crime” in America, along with the rise of “white nationalism.”
Owens, Communications Director at the conservative group Turning Point USA, had Republicans smiling and Democrats squirming within their collective seats, during her opening 6-minute riveting monologue. As she took direct aim at Democratic policies reminding those on the committee that 50 plus years of progressive policies were actually designed to keep African Americans dependent on Democrats for countless decades, pointing out the failures within the inner cities, like Baltimore and Detroit mostly governed by incompetent progressive Democrats.
The firebrand political activist announced to the committee she never considered herself a victim, because of her skin color, moreover condemning the deliberate fear-mongering orchestrated by those on the left, every 4-years to garner votes by dividing individuals by race, gender, and social status, always engaged in class warfare.
Owns appearing confident referenced her 74-year-old grandfather seated directly behind her saying he “grew up in an America where words like ‘racism’ and ‘white nationalism’ held real meaning under the Democratic Party’s Jim Crow laws.”
However, the real fireworks began soon after Owens opening remarks, when Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu decided to play a 30-second clip of Owens’ video explaining how she feels about the issue nationalism.
Lieu prefaced his remarks before playing the video by stating, “I don’t know Ms. Owens. I’m not going to characterize her. I’m going to let her own words do the talking. So, I’m going to play for you the first 30 seconds of a statement she made about Adolf Hitler.”
The 30-second video clip was actually spliced and diced, taking Owens words out of context from a much larger video, giving the impression that Owens was actually supporting Hitler’s brand of nationalism.
Ironically when Owens attempted to set the record straight asserting to the committee, “I think it’s pretty apparent that Mr. Lieu believes that black people are stupid and will not pursue the full clip in its entirety. He purposely presented an extracted clip” Owens began to explain before Nadler interrupted her, breathlessly exclaiming, “The witness will suspend for a moment. It is not proper to refer disparagingly to a member of the committee. The witness will not do that again,” Nadler said, smacking his gavel. “Witness may continue.”
“Sure, even though I was called despicable,” Owens said.
Nadler continued, “Witness may not refer to the member of a committee as stupid,”
Owen appearing bemused responded that she never referred to Lieu as “stupid” stating, “I didn’t refer to him as stupid. That’s not what I said. That’s not what I said at all. You didn’t listen to what I said.”
Nadler appearing confused simply shrugged.
The confrontation between Owen and the Democrats on the committee had some other memorable moments, regarding the pretext of white nationalism in America.
“We’re hearing terms like ‘white nationalism” sent around today because what they (Democrats), want to say is that brown people want to be scared, which seems to be the narrative that we hear every four years ahead of a presidential election,” said Owen.
Adding, “The hearing today is not about white nationalism or hate crimes, it’s about fear-mongering, power and control,” Owens said, casting doubt on whether hate crimes in the U.S. have risen in recent years.