I know I should have very strong feelings about Candace Owens, but ultimately, I can’t make myself care. She’s a Deplorable wingnut who has a terrible history of saying terrible things. She has so little power, though. She’s basically Tucker Carlson, only she’s a black woman without her own Fox News show. So why should I even cover this? I don’t know, it’s a huge story. Yesterday was a big day on the Hill, with AG William Barr telling lies to a House committee, all while another House committee – Judiciary – held a hearing on Hate Crimes and the Rise of White Nationalism. The Republicans chose Candace Owens as one of their witnesses. Owens sat there and spewed utter lies about the GOP’s Southern Strategy (Owens said it never existed), and then this happened with Rep. Ted Lieu:
This clip is just… perfect. From Candace Owens’ look of panic and rage, to the way Lieu transitioned from the clip to ask Eileen Hershenov, a senior vice president at the Anti-Defamation League, about Owens’ legitimation of Hitler, it’s just *kisses fingers*. It shouldn’t be like this. We should be able to have congressional oversight on a vital issue like the rise of neo-Nazism without the Republicans calling on someone like Candace Owens as a witness. But everything is garbage, so I’m glad Ted Lieu took out the trash.
Oh man. Rep. Ted Lieu now playing a tape of Candace Owens, who is sitting right there, saying it would have been fine if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great. pic.twitter.com/BIIQGOeKPC
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) April 9, 2019
It is so much better as a gif. pic.twitter.com/EMthkRAxX5
— Jeff Solomon (@JERFsolo) April 9, 2019
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