Newt gives his thoughts on how the left and the media are responding to the continued riots in the U.S. and how we must stand up to radicals.
Fox & Friends
April 19, 2021
Well, first of all, I don’t think it’s racist for a black small business owner to not want their small business burned down. I think this whole obscurity that as a civilization, you either provide safety or you dissolve and we have had both with Rashida Tlaib who called for abolishing the police and eliminating prisons, which is a position of utter insanity. Now of course, you have Waters who has always been on the left but what’s happened with every passing day, the more patient we are the more radical they are. So, you have over a year of violence in Portland, Oregon, you have an expectation of violence. Why should we expect violence if the criminal justice system works? Why should we tolerate violence? Why should we tolerate national guardsmen being shot at? I think we have to rethink our whole approach to make sure we stop people from being violent if necessary, by doing the opposite of what Rashida Tlaib wanted and actually increasing the prisons. You cannot have a country which cowers in fear and has radicals wandering around openly encouraging violence.
Well, look, I think it’s going to require a nationwide movement that says we are going to protect our people, we are going to protect our property. We are not going to tolerate criminals in the street. You know, when somebody is out looting, that’s not a protester, that’s a criminal. They should be treated as criminals. And the fact that you have a congresswoman who is actively encouraging criminals, and also you have a congresswoman in Rashida Tlaib who literally wants to abolish the police and close all the prisons. Now, if you think about that for a second, in Michigan alone you put several hundred thousand people who have been charged with assault back on the street. I mean, this is not a radical ideology. This is madness. It’s impossible in the real world. We just have to stand up and say that and we have to run candidates, including place like Portland and over time I think we will win, because people get tired of being frightened. They get tired of having their buildings burned down. They get tired of being lectured by people who are, frankly, mostly hypocritical politicians. And, you know, you have got to understand if we’re not prepared to stand up to the radicals, they will dominate the country.
No. Look it resonates with the American people. That’s what your poll just told you. But you have to assume that almost all the elite media is the active ally of Joe Biden. And so, if it’s going to hurt Biden, they are not going to cover it, in fact, if it’s going to hurt Biden, you are going to have people like Twitter and Facebook actively censoring and stopping people from communicating. So, this is a perfect example where the fix is in. Kamala Harris, when she was a candidate, said that she was for open borders. Then she kind of backed up a little bit. The truth is nobody in the Biden administration is worried about the border. They want them to be as open as possible. They want as many illegal immigrants as possible. You know, when the New York Democrats pass a bill that pays $15,000 to illegal immigrants, they’re sending a signal to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, How would you like to come up to New York and get 15 grand? Gee, I wonder why they are all showing up at the border. And by the way, the New York law when you apply for the 15 grand, you are automatically registered as a voter.
First of all, as I said a minute ago, I think we confuse insanity with a political position. Her position in any real world, let’s release all the murderers, all the racists and the armed robbers that position, and that’s why I have thought frankly that she also ought to lose her committee. Because you can’t imagine anything more dangerous than to suggest we abolish the police, and we close all the prisons? That’s what she called for.
I was going to say, most folks like that live in secure communities and are protected and they don’t experience anything like what they are doing to normal people.
Well, that’s right. I mean first of all, it’s not anti-racism. The most racist things going on in America today are woke instruction teaching white people they should feel guilty, dividing up the world basically by race, let’s be clear, it’s the left which represents the new segregation, the new racism, the new desire to imprint across the whole society a race-based model. And I think it’s perfectly legitimate for parents to decide that no matter how expensive it is it isn’t worth it if it’s going to ruin your child. I think if more people took that position, these schools would collapse pretty rapidly, because what they are teach something pure racist propaganda.