Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy asserted on Wednesday night time that Native Individuals’ struggles have “all the things to do with authorities dependency” and “alcoholism.”
Her colleague Jesse Watters, in the meantime, groused that liberals are simply attempting to “make them out to be victims” and can try and “ship extra slush funds to the reservations.”
Showing on Fox Information Primetime alongside her husband, Sean Duffy, a fellow solid member on MTV’s The Actual World, Campos-Duffy initially took goal at Vice President Kamala Harris for saying America should face its “shameful past” while recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The vp additionally stated European explorers akin to Christopher Columbus “ushered in a wave of devastation for tribal nations, perpetrating violence, stealing land, and spreading illness.”
“Christopher Columbus, by the way in which, is the primary sufferer of cancel tradition,” Campos-Duffy grumbled, including that Native Individuals “have been simply as brutal” as Columbus and different European colonizers.
“We all know they really had slaves, together with African-American slaves, they conquered tribes after Columbus,” the conservative Fox Information persona continued. “If we’re going to apply modern-day requirements, we have now to use it on either side.”
After Watters agreed that there have been “an unbelievable quantity of atrocities” dedicated by tribal nations, Campos-Duffy’s partner argued that liberals want to evaluate Native Individuals by their previous as effectively.
“They burned villages, raped girls, seized youngsters, took the folks they defeated, took their land, scalped folks,” the ex-Republican congressman stated. “It was a horrible time all throughout the globe. However they need to apply the ‘woke’ commonplace that they’ve at present on Christopher Columbus, however no one else on the planet!”
Duffy additionally alleged that criticizing Columbus was a part of a liberal plot to “get the American folks to really hate our founding” in order that they “can seep of their socialism and remake this nation into one thing of a Venezuelan failed state.”
Campos-Duffy had yet one more factor so as to add.
“And the lie isn’t nearly our previous,” the Fox & Friends Weekend host stated. “The actual lie is with situations for Native Individuals proper now. The situations from Native Individuals have all the things to do with authorities dependency, cycles of poverty and alcoholism, and household breakdowns, and these are issues that the Democrats don’t need to discuss.”
In addition to brushing the Native American community with a broad stereotypical brush—excusing it by saying she and her partner have tribal relations—Campos-Duffy additionally claimed Democrats are telling Native Individuals that “all of the stuff you’re experiencing has to do with white folks and racism prior to now.”
“No, it has to do with authorities insurance policies as effectively,” she continued.
“Yeah, they’re simply going to attempt to ship extra slush funds to the reservations, and make them out to be victims, after which have them preserve voting for Democrats,” Watters smirked.