Candace Owens: Not surprising Dems smeared me given their long history of racism

Candace Owens said the hearing on race where she testified earlier this week was a “farce” and not really a hearing but an “opening salvo of the Democrats’ 2020 election strategy” of getting minorities to the polls through fear and bribery — and that it’s not too surprising that Democrats tried to smear her given their party’s long history of racism in America.

“It was a cynical, condescending attempt to mislead black voters, and while the Democrats had a whole panel of left-wing identity politics activists and social media executives to help them, only Zionist Organization of America leader Mort Klein and I were on hand to counter their deceptions,” Owens wrote in a column for the Daily Caller on Friday.

Owens was testifying at a hearing on hate crimes before the now Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in her capacity as communications director of Turning Point USA when she stood up to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) in the now-famous exchange that is one of the most-watched C-Span videos in history.

Lieu had held up his phone, while seated at the dais, that was playing a clip of Owens seeming to praise Adolf Hitler. But the clip didn’t get it right.

“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,” Owens said, addressing the chairman, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).

Nadler banged his gavel and reprimanded her, saying, “..a witness may not refer to a member of the committee as stupid.”

“I didn’t refer to him as stupid,” Owens shot back. “That’s not what I said at all. You didn’t listen to what I said.”

Nadler shrugged and Owens turned to Lieu, calling his deceptive editing of the clip of her “unbelievably dishonest” and saying it should tell us a lot about people trying to “drum up narratives” as they do against President Donald Trump.

Owens had turned the tables on Democrats from the start, telling members of the committee that she loves fellow black Americans so much that she is willing to fall on her sword “a thousand times” to help them wake up and realize they are being “lied to, abused and used” by the Democratic Party.

In the Daily Caller column, she wrote that the Democratic Party’s “chosen activists” pulled out “juiced statistics” at the hearing that seemed to suggest America is dealing with a “wave” of white nationalist violence and hate crimes.

“When I pointed out how absurd it was to claim that America is somehow more ‘racist’ or ‘white nationalist’ now than it was when my grandfather was a sharecropper in the segregated South, Rep. Ted Lieu put on a serious face and tried to smear me — a black woman who works for an orthodox Jew — as a Hitler-loving anti-Semite,” she wrote, referring to her work for Dennis Prager.

Nadler, she said, “flat-out lied” when he banged the gavel and said she’d called Lieu “stupid” when in fact she had said that Lieu thinks black people are too stupid to go find the unedited clip in which she is talking about Hitler.

Leftist Rep. Pramila Jaypal (D-Wash.) was “even more outrageously out of line,” wrote Owens, accusing her of “inspiring” the man who shot up the mosques in New Zealand in March.

“That hearing was a farce from the very beginning; all I did was expose it for what it was,” she wrote, pointing out how ironic it is that at a hearing about black Americans needing to be afraid of white nationalists who are behind President Donald Trump, it was Trump and his family who came to her defense in the face of their “race-baiting smears.”

“Given the Democratic Party’s long history of both explicit and implicit racism, though, it’s hardly surprising,” she wrote.


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