Controversial right-winger Candace Owens rips Dems ‘kneeling for photo op’ in ‘African garb’ after George Floyd killing – The Sun

Controversial right-winger Candace Owens rips Dems ‘kneeling for photo op’ in ‘African garb’ after George Floyd killing – The Sun

June 9, 2020

RIGHT-WING personality Candace Owens has slammed Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats for kneeling at the Capital to honor George Floyd.

House Speaker Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and members of the Congressional Black Caucus took a knee for almost nine minutes on Monday before unveiling a sweeping police reform bill.

In a critical tweet on Tuesday, Owens claimed the demonstration was disingenuous and performative.

"I have to say— I thought there was at least one or two things that the Democrats wouldn’t stoop to for the black vote, but there is apparently nothing," Owens said.

Dissing their decision to wear traditional African cloth stoles for the display, she added:

"Dressing in African garb and getting on their knees for a photo op because it’s Monday, & only 4 months to November."

The Democrats were at the Capital to announce the Justice in Policing Act.

The Justice in Policing Act would limit legal protections for police, create a national database of excessive-force incidents and ban police choke holds, among other changes, according to an early draft.

It comes a day after Owens was suspended from GoFundMe after she created a fundraiser to benefit a business owner who criticized George Floyd.

Owens, a 31-year-old black woman, tweeted on Sunday that people donated $205,000 to her GoFundMe “in a few hours” to support Parkside Cafe in Birmingham, Alabama.

The cafe’s co-owner, Michael Dykes, is said to have called Floyd a “thug” on Friday and said those protesting his death, police brutality, and racism are “idiots.”

Per, three members of the cafe’s staff resigned, as the comments, made in a text message to a co-owner of the bar and another employee, have sparked outrage.

Dykes said the bar should increase prices for a “protest tax,” and said employees who have protested should resign.

Owens said that GoFundMe “deemed that funds raised for a conservative business constitutes ‘intolerance.’”

In a statement, the company said they suspended Owens’ account and removed the campaign for Parkside “because of a repeated pattern of inflammatory statements that spread hate, discrimination, intolerance, and falsehoods against the black community at a time of profound national crisis.”

Owens said GoFundMe will give the money to the cafe, but she’s “angry that such a blatant form of discrimination is acceptable by @gofundme.”

"There was NOTHING intolerant or violent about raising funds to help a conservative business owner.”

The conservative commentator works as the communications director for Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump youth group.

She joined the organization in 2017, and the following year she launched “Blexit” — a political movement devoted to encouraging African Americans to leave the Democratic Party and to register as Republicans.

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