Lauren Edmonds – Daily Mail Sept 21, 2019
- Candace Owens testified during a hearing about white nationalism that ‘white supremacy and white nationalism are not a problem for minorities
- She listed issues like abortion and father absence in the home as more worthy of lawmakers time
- These remarks come one month after the El Paso shooting, where a white nationalist targeted Mexicans
- The Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism reported that white nationalist made up ’59 percent of all extremist-related fatalities in the U.S. in 2017′
Owens was invited to testify in front of the House Oversight Joint Subcommittee on Friday to discuss combating white supremacy.
She said: ‘If we’re going to have a hearing on white supremacy, we are assuming that the biggest victims of that are minority Americans and presumably this hearing would be to stop that and preserve the lives of minority Americans.’
‘Which based on the hierarchy of what’s impacting minority Americans, if I had to make a list of 100 things, white nationalism would not make the list.’
Owens then proceeds to list issues she believes are more immediately pressing, including black on black crime, abortion, illegal immigration and the democrats attack on masculinity.
‘We don’t see hearings on those bigger issues..the inner city communities which is a huge issue, black on black crime. The breakdown of the family I think is the number one thing contributing to that,’ she said.
‘We never hear anyone talking about what happens when you remove a father from the home. In fact, I would argue that right now we have a social environment that is hostile towards men.’
Later during the hearing Owens summarized her position on the matter by saying: ‘White supremacy and white nationalism is not a problem that is harming black America.’
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) ceded all his time to Owens, who had been ignored by Democrats throughout the majority of the proceedings.
She said: ‘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 that’s facing black America.’
Owens told the subcommittee that African Americans had a higher chance of being struck by lightning than being shot by police in 2016.
The House is having a hearing on white supremacy and the Republicans invited Candace Owens who used her time to say it isn't actually an issue, that it wouldn't even rank in her top 100 issues and that the real issue is black-on-black crime & lack of masculinity in men. pic.twitter.com/kl2flYl7bK
— jordan (@JordanUhl) September 20, 2019