Candace Owens testifies that a House Oversight Joint Subcommittee hearing on 'Confronting White Supremacy' is part of a "farce" repeated "every four years ahead of an election cycle" by Democrats to get black votes. Owens argued Friday that Democratic policies are what have hurt black Americans, not white supremacy.
"II also found it quite hilarious that when asked for actual numbers, nobody here could actually provide them, because [white nationalism] is not actually a problem in America or a major problem or a threat that's facing Black America. This is, again, just election rhetoric," Owens said.
After the hearing Owens took to Twitter to criticize the social media network for misinterpreting her remarks that white nationalism is not a threat to the black community.
Why is @Twitter running declaring that I said “white nationalism is not a problem” for black America— when they know that I said it is not the biggest problem facing black America?— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 20, 2019
I typically let their propaganda slide but this seems to me to be an example of actual malice...
“White supremacy and White nationalism is not a problem that is harming Black America.” Candace Owens testified in front of the House Oversight Joint Subcommittee on Friday. https://t.co/r1pMyVAAMN— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) September 20, 2019
Owens' full remarks:
REP. JIM JORDAN (R-OH): But I did walk in a few minutes ago and Mr. [Mark] Meadows and I were visiting in the backroom and noticed that Ms. Owens, you hadn't spoken for a while. So if there's something you'd like to add to the discussion over the last few minutes, I'd be happy to yield my four minutes to you and let you comment. But thank you, again, for your outstanding testimony, for being here as our witness today.
CANDACE OWENS (HOST, THE CANDACE OWENS SHOW): Thank you for that, I appreciate that. I was just commenting backstage, I mean, back behind the chambers that it is quite ironic that I'm the only Black American that's sitting here and yet the people that called this hearing haven't asked me a single question about my experience. I think that probably points to what I say the larger issue is, is that Democrats come up with the problems, they come up with the solutions, and Black Americans are basically used as props for them to get out their narrative and to ultimately control our vote using fear tactics. I also found it quite hilarious that when asked for actual numbers, nobody here could actually provide them, because [white nationalism] is not actually a problem in America or a major problem or a threat that's facing Black America. This is, again, just election rhetoric. This is, again, just an attempt to assault an administration that is doing all that they can to help Black America in every single regard, whether it's criminal justice reform, whether it's talking about real issues like school choice, which should be implemented to conquer some of these illiteracy rates that is actually harming the Black community. And I think it's unfortunate that we have this many hearings on something that is so small in America and we aren't having real hearings. I actually don't think the Democrats have completed a single day of real work since Donald J. Trump went into office. This has just been about attacking his administration day in and day out with things that do not matter.
I am hopeful that we will come to a point where we will actually have hearings about things that matter in America, things that are a threat to America, like illegal immigration, which is a threat to Black America, like socialism, which is a threat to every single American, and I hope that we see that day. It's definitely not going to be today. Fortunately we have Republicans that are fighting every single day, day in and day out. And I will wrap this up by saying what I said at the beginning of my testimony, which is that for all of the Democrat colleagues that are hoping that this is going to work and that we're going to have a fearful Black America at the polls, if you're paying attention to this stuff that I'm paying attention to, the conversation is cracking, people are getting tired of this rhetoric, we're being tired to -- that we are being told by you guys to hate people based on the color of their skin or to be fearful. We want results. We want policies. We're tired of rhetoric, and the numbers show that white supremacy and white nationalism is not a problem that is harming Black America. Let's start talking about putting fathers back in the home. Let's start talking about God and religion and shrinking government, because government has destroyed Black American homes, and every single one of you know that. And I think many people should feel ashamed for what we have done and what Congress has turned into. It's Days of Our Lives in here, and it's embarrassing.