Candace Owens Shreds White Liberal Who Tries To Lecture Her On 'White Supremacy'
Owens appears in joint hearing on white supremacy before the House subcommittees
Conservative commentator Candace Owens’ left a liberal 'white supremacy expert' in tatters after she tried to lecture her on the subject.
During a joint hearing on white supremacy before the House subcommittees, Owens took a stance against University of Chicago historian Kathleen Belew.
“I just have to say that I object strenuously to your use of the word ‘hilarious,'” Belew told Owens on Thursday.
Owens had said regarding white supremacy:
“I also found it quite hilarious that when asked for actual numbers, nobody here could actually provide them because it’s not actually a problem in America or a major problem or threat that’s facing black America.”
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“To me, this feels a lot like your reaction to being named in one of these manifestos,” Belew said.
“Now, you’re of course not responsible for the words of somebody writing that document, but I do think that laughing at it is a real problem, because these are real families that are impacted by this violence.”
Owens was allegedly named by the shooter accused of murdering dozens of Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this month.
After Owens learned she named in his manifesto, she tweeted:
“LOL! FACT: I’ve never created any content espousing my views on the 2nd Amendment or Islam.”
But back to the hearing.
Fellow Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio stepped in to clarify exactly why she used the word “hilarious,” asking is she simply meant that other issue matter more than white supremacy.
Owens then took it upon herself to go after those who use acts of white supremacy to further their own agendas; then she scorched Belew.
“Every four years, you bring up race, and you knew exactly what I meant when I said ‘hilarious,’ and you just tried to do live what the media does all the time to Republicans, to our president and to conservatives, which is you tried to manipulate what I said to fit your narrative, OK?” she said.
“I was not referring to the subject matter that it’s ‘hilarious,'” she continued.
“I said it’s hilarious that we’re sitting in this room today and I’ve got two doctors … and nobody can give us real numbers that we can respond to so we can assess how big of a threat this is.”
“Because you know that it is not as big of a threat as you are trying to make it out to be, so that you can manipulate.”
“And the audacity of you to bring up the Christchurch shooting manifesto and make it seem as if I laughed at people that were slaughtered by a homicidal maniac is, in my opinion, absolutely despicable, and I think that we should be above that,” Owens said.
“To try to assign reality or any meaning to a homicidal maniac writing a manifesto which, by the way, let the record show also stated Spyro the dragon, the child’s cartoon, as a source of inspiration. He also cited Nelson Mandela as a source of information, and I don’t think that Nelson Mandela has inspired mosque shootings, you can correct me if you think I’m wrong.”
Owens then finished her off.
“This hearing, in my opinion, is a farce, and it is ironic that you’re sitting here and you’re having three Caucasian people testify and tell you what their expertise are,” she said.
“Do you want to know what my expertise are?” she asked.
“Black in America. I’ve been black in America my whole life, all 30 years, and I can tell you that you guys have done the exact same thing every four years ahead of an election cycle, and it needs to stop.”