According to right-wing activist and author Candace Owens (who once praised Adolf Hitler), the rioting and insurrection that took place on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol wasn’t that big of a deal, and was little more than “grandmas taking selfies.”
During an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo, Owens said President Joe Biden had been wrong to call Jan. 6 “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
Ah, yes. Let’s be sure and try to distract everyone from an attempted coup that took place at the urging of former President Donald Trump and instead talk about Black Lives Matter. That’s the oldest trick in the book, and it proves that Owens can’t actually defend the actions of the pro-Trump rioters who attacked and killed police officers.
But it was what Owens said next that’s certain to raise the most eyebrows, if only because it’s complete bullshit:
No one said it was worse than the Civil War, Candace. President Biden said it was the worst attack on American democracy since the Civil War. Words matter, but Ms. Owens is only too happy to lie in a pathetic attempt to make her case.
According to Owens, Democrats are attempting to “criminalize conservatives coming together to fight during times when their rights are being threatened.”
Trump should be in office even though he received 7 million fewer votes and lost the Electoral College vote, too? Please! Less than half the country voted for the failed, one-term former president, and he was soundly beaten because he didn’t rise to the biggest challenge of his presidency: Controlling the COVID pandemic.
Here’s the video of Candace making a fool of herself: