Conservative commentator Candace Owens told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that ignorance is the second “pandemic” sweeping the nation, according to CNS News.
“We have two pandemics going on right now” – ignorance and cowardice – conservative Owens said Tuesday on Tucker Carlson Tonight, following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin
Owens’ comment was in response to a question about why she believed America has a one-sided justice system that allows violent crimes by liberals to be excused or defended.
“There’s a pandemic of ignorance in this country, and that is only allowed to fly because we also have a pandemic of cowardice in this country.
“Okay? We have people that are purposely putting out a bunch of ignorant claims, and then we have people that are too cowardly to stand up and say, ‘You know what, this is wrong.’”
Owens unloaded on the “people that are sitting in Congress” who she says aren’t willing to take this fight where it needs to be taken.”
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The conservative commentator then contrasted the media coverage of former President Donald Trump versus the coverage of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and how Trump’s call for a march on the Capitol was treated versus Waters calls for violence.
“I’m so old, Tucker, that I remember when a man said (to) march peacefully and patriotically to the Capitol and that was considered an incitement for violence, right?
“Look at what Maxine Waters says. No one in the media’s condemning these remarks,” Owens went on, reminding viewers of when Waters encouraged her supports to “Rush down, if you see a Trump supporter, you’ve got to rush them down in the restaurants.”