Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume slammed the Democrats’ initiatives to tear down historic statues and said it was a way of keeping racism afloat and maintaining a power grip on America on Tuesday’s “Fox News Primetime.”
“Tearing down a statue or moving it out of sight or whatever they want to do is not going to change the life of one kid in Harlem or New York or anywhere else. These are empty gestures designed to fan the flames of racial disagreement in this country, and it’s all about when you get down to it about … the collapse of individual responsibility, which was something that has been integral to America’s growth and prosperity.”
Hume pointed out how Democrats embolden criminals while trampling on men and women of law enforcement.
“And now we see people in a situation where the criminals are not really to blame it’s the police force and crimes go unpunished and arrested. You have, you know, people walking out of Walgreens stores in San Francisco with tons of material and selling it on the street and all that unpunished. Personal responsibility is not the order of the day.”
Democrats such as Mayor Bill de Blasio and, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, et al., have increasingly pushed to “defund the police.” Former officers have spoken out about the movement, including the media’s coverage of law enforcement, and said that it is causing shortages and early retirements across cities in the U.S.
“I’m in wholehearted agreement that if an officer’s doing something wrong, by all means, that officer needs to be held accountable … But we’re just finding far too many instances where officers are really doing what they’re paid to do and they’re being scrutinized, and this is something that’s being amplified by left-wing media outlets,” Dr. Darrin Porcher, a veteran of the New York City police department, said.
Hume went on to add that Democrats are trying to exploit racism for political currency despite the fact that “Americans don’t believe racism” and have “stood up” to remove it.
“The truth of the matter is that what these politicians are doing, they’re exploiting really the decency, the decency of the American people, which responded to the situation in this country where racism was much too prevalent and persisted long after the slavery slaves were freed. And America, as a nation stood up, took notice of that and made major major changes, which have opened doors of opportunity throughout the land throughout society,” he said.
He concluded that racism “has become a source of power for unscrupulous politicians who have exploited … They keep a source of power for themselves alive.”