As the 2020 Presidential campaign heats up, Democratic candidates are offering stances on a form of reparations to lessen the generational impact of slavery.
Fox News commentator Katie Pavlich is not here for that.
The Fox News host raised eyebrows everywhere when she lamented that the United States doesn’t get proper credit for ending slavery.
“They keep blaming America for the sin of slavery, but the truth is, throughout human history, slavery has existed. America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years. And we get no credit for that.”
Katie Pavlich on Fox News only barely paraphrased:
“It’s not like we still enslave people. Nobody even says ‘thank you’ for that.”
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) March 19, 2019
Host Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery reminded Pavlich that the abolition of slavery sparked the Civil War before Pavlich continued:
“My point is that We were the country that decided to end it and we’re still dealing with the issue but if you want to start a problem and inflame racial tension even more, start blaming people who have nothing to do with slavery for the sin of slavery. That is not fair, that’s not the American way, and we shouldn’t be doing it.”
The backlash was swift.
The education system clearly failed her 🤦🏻♀️
— Robin, Mother of Cats (@Robz1977) March 19, 2019
Oh my God, is she serious?
— Golden Eagle (@goldeneagle64) March 19, 2019
— Susan (@Susan_Reedy) March 19, 2019
Where do they find these dimwits?
— Joseph Zaza (@JFZNYC) March 19, 2019
Many were quick to point out one of the more glaring falsehoods in Pavlich’s words.