CNN Commentator: White Republican Men Are the 'Greatest Terrorist Threat' in US
Row between GOP campaign veteran Patrick Griffin and CNN's Angels Rye
Progressive CNN commentator Angela Rye had a heated exchange with a Republican strategist during a panel discussion, telling him "white men who think like you" are the "greatest terrorist threat in this country."
The row erupted when GOP campaign veteran Patrick Griffin suggested that President Donald Trump should "play the lottery" since Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., drew new awareness to their murky relationship with Israel.
But Rye took offense after Griffin argued the "Squad" has "hijacked" the Democratic Party from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
“It’s so interesting that you use the term — the only two Muslim women in Congress, the term you chose to use, sir, is ‘hijacking,'” Rye said.
"It has nothing to do with whether they're Muslim or not," Griffin responded.
"Nothing to do with that... They've hijacked from their own principles."
“That’s a real interesting word choice, and you understand why,” Rye talked over the panelist.
“You can talk over me all you want to, but the bottom line is the greatest terrorist threat in this country is white men, white men who think like you," Rye said.
"That is the greatest terrorist threat in this country.”
But Griffin rejected Rye's remarks as "silly rhetoric."
"No, it's not!" Rye shot back.
"You know what's silly? The fact that you're on here knowing how dangerous times are right now defending this nonsense."
Last week, Israel banned the two congresswomen from entering the country, arguing that the pair planned to hurt Israel, build incitement against it, and planned to meet with organizations that have displayed support for terrorism against it.
Anyone who supports the boycott of Israel can be banned from the country under Israeli law.
It later came to light that a terror-linked group partly sponsored the trip to Israel by Omar and Tlaib.
The far-left Democrats' anti-Israel trip was canceled when the Israeli government rejected the pair's entry to the country.
Tlaib, however, was later granted access on "humanitarian" grounds after claiming she wanted to see her grandmother in Palestine.
Now it has emerged that the anti-Semitic lawmakers' trip to Israel was sponsored by a terror-linked Palestinian-based organization whose members support the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and have expressed sympathy for terrorist activities.