Liberals on the committee used a ‘clip’ of Owens’ video explaining her views on nationalism, but it was carefully cropped to ensure that it was taken out of context.
When Owens confronted democrats, they were made to look like fools.
Rep. Ted Lieu, a democrat from California, played 30 second clip of Owens’ video of her explaining how she feels about nationalism, but did not ask her any questions about it.
He also delivered a veiled insult before playing the clip, implying that Owens shouldn’t even be there and that she had nothing to offer other than inflammatory rhetoric.
.@RepTedLieu plays recording of Candace Owens: "I don't know Ms. Owens. I'm not going to characterize her. I'm going to let her own words do the talking. So, I'm going to play for you the first 30 seconds of a statement she made about Adolf Hitler." pic.twitter.com/xiilLBUIwF
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 9, 2019
The problem with the clip is that it was a carefully cut version of Owens real remarks.
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) April 10, 2019
Owens never, ever condoned Hitler, and in fact, explained the difference between nationalism and globalism… and the totalitarian reign of a democratic socialist: Hitler.
Owens explained that a person can love his or her country without being a racist and her opening remarks must have really infuriated these impotent democrats.
When Owens was finally allowed to respond to Lieu’s questions to others about her remarks (given time by a republican), she annihilated him.
But, seeing that this intellectual was about to destroy democrat fear mongering, Chairman Jerrold Nadler interrupted her.
“I think it’s pretty apparent that Mr. Lieu believes that black people are stupid and will not pursue the full clip in its entirety. He purposely presented an extracted clip–” Owens began to explain before the rude interjection by Nadler… who then lied and tried to claim she called Lieu ‘stupid.’
“The witness will suspend for a moment. It is not proper to refer disparagingly to a member of the committee. The witness will not do that again,” Nadler said, smacking his gavel. “Witness may continue.”
“Sure, even though I was called despicable,” Owens said.
“Witness may not refer to the member of a committee as stupid,” Nadler said.
“I didn’t refer to him as stupid. That’s not what I said. That’s not what I said at all. You didn’t listen to what I said,” Owens responded.
“May I continue?” Owens asked.
“Please,” Nadler replied.
“As I said, he [Lieu] is assuming black people will not go pursue the full two hour clip. And he purposefully extracted– he cut off and you didn’t hear the question that was asked of me,” Owens explained. “He’s trying to present it as if I was launching a defense of Hitler and Germany, when in fact, the question that was asked of me was pertaining to whether or not I believed Hitler– whether or not I believed in nationalism and that nationalism was bad.”
“And when I responded to was that I do not believe that we should be characterizing Hitler as a nationalist. He was a homicidal, psychopathic maniac that killed his own people. A nationalist would not kill their own people,” Owens explained. “That was exactly what I was referring to in the clip and he purposefully wanted to give you a cut up similar to what they do to Donald Trump to create a different narrative. That was unbelievably dishonest and he did not allow me to respond to it, which is worrisome and to tell you a lot about where people are today in terms of drumming up narratives.”
“By the way, I would also like to add that I work for Prager University, that is run by an Orthodox Jew and not a single Democrat showed up to the embassy opening in Jerusalem,” Owens said. “I sat on a plane for 18 hours to make sure that I was there. I’m deeply offended by the insinuation of revealing that clip without the question that was asked of me.”
Watch her opening statement and subsequent responses below: