Turning Point USA Communications Director Candace Owens is not happy that California Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu chose to play a clip of some comments she made about Hitler at a British TPUSA event.
Owens was criticized for saying she thinks the word “nationalism” is “poisoned” by “elitists that actually want globalism” and who attribute the word with Hitler’s Nazi agenda.
A video went viral with her comments, Lieu played that clip and said, “In congressional hearings, the minority party gets to select its own witnesses. And of all the people Republicans could have selected, they picked 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,” he said.
Lieu never allowed Owens to respond, instead turning to panel member Eileen Hershenov who is from the Anti-Defamation League, saying “When people try to legitimize Adolph Hitler, does that feed into white nationalist ideology?”
When Owens was finally able to address the incident, she said “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.”
Watch Owens response below.
She also later addressed the incident on Twitter.
SO happy to see so many Jewish organizations and individuals speaking out against the cowardice and dishonesty of @tedlieu.
We must not allow Democrats to use the painful history of Jewish people to score points & pivot attention away from the anti-semites in their own party. https://t.co/M6gjEdqpCz
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 9, 2019