RUSH: Now, audio sound bites. I have to tell you there was an exchange yesterday in Washington, Capitol Hill, House Judiciary Committee. C-SPAN has reported that a clip, a confrontation between Candace Owens and Ted Lieu, Democrat, California, has become the most viewed C-SPAN Twitter video from a House hearing ever, in 24 hours, 4.47 million viewers in less than 24 hours.
The video confrontation, Ted Lieu versus Candace Owens, the House Judiciary Committee, is already the most watched C-SPAN Twitter video from a House hearing ever.
RUSH: The House Judiciary Committee yesterday conducted a hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism. Candace Owens, director of communications for Turning Point USA, was one of those testifying. Congressman Ted Lieu, Democrat, California, was there. He’s a Twitter denizen. He regularly distorts and takes out of context everything conservatives say.
He’s a dishonest creep, and he did it to Candace Owens yesterday. He played a tape of Candace Owens yesterday totally out of context. He did not play the question she was asked. And in this bite, he’s attempting to convince people that Candace Owens supports white nationalism like Adolf Hitler did — and she ate him for lunch in response. Here’s Ted Lieu up first.
LIEU: Of all the people the Republicans could have selected, they picked Candace Owens. I don’t know Ms. Owens. I’m not gonna characterize her. I’m gonna let her own words do the talking. I’m gonna play for you the first 30 seconds of a statement she made about Adolf Hitler.
[OWENS TAPE]: I agree. I actually don’t have any problems at all with the word “nationalism.” I think that it gets… I think the definition gets poisoned by elitists that actually want globalism. Globalism is what I don’t want. So when you think about… Whenever we say “nationalism,” the first thing people about, at least in America, is a Hitler. You know, he was a National Socialist. But if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay, fine. The problem is that he wanted… He had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize. He wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German.
RUSH: Now, he didn’t play the question she was asked, and he’s attempting to make it look like here Candace Owens, Turning Point USA — a black conservative — loves Hitler, the only thing wrong with Hitler was he tried to export outside of Germany. Now, most people would sit there aw, gee, complain to the media. But she fired back.
OWENS: It’s pretty apparent that Mr. Lieu believes that black people are stupid and will not pursue the full clip in his entirety.
NADLER: (banging gavel) The witness —
OWENS: He purposely presented an extracted clip —
NADLER: The witness will suspend for a moment. It is not proper to refer disparagingly to a member of the committee. Uh, the witness will not do that again. The witness may not refer to a member of the committee as stupid.
OWENS: 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. He assuming that 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. He’s trying to present 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 in nationalism and that nationalism was bad. And what I responded to was that I do not believe that we should be characterizing Hitler as a “nationalist.” He’s a homicidal, psychopathic maniac that killed his own people. He purposely wanted to give you a cutup similar to what they do to Donald Trump to create a differentiate narrative. That was unbelievably dishonest.
RUSH: And, by the way, she didn’t call him stupid. She said, “It’s pretty apparent Mr. Lieu believes black people are stupid,” and here comes Nadler acting stupid. (impression) “You can’t… You can’t call a member of Congress stupid! You — you — you — you — you — you — you stop! You — you — you can’t do that!” But this is… She called him out. This is their attempt to say, “Nationalism equals Hitler!” and it doesn’t! It never has equaled Hitler!
But they’re trying to make it look like anybody in the system of nationalism, patriotism, anything, is Hitler! And he plays this dishonest sound bite excerpt, video of Candace Owens attempting to make that link, and he just sat there and smirked during her entire response. The guy is dishonest. He is typical of the left, cannot deal in truth. Has to mislead, has to impugn, has to attempt to lie to destroy people’s character and reputations.
A member of Congress to a citizen of the United States testifying before his committee, and he is so unconfident of his own positions that he has to entirely fabricate and make up absolute idiocy about Candace Owens and Turning Point USA and anybody who happens to believe in nationalism. As she so properly said, “Hitler was not a nationalist. He was a murderous psychopath.” Anyway, that clip, that exchange has now been viewed more times than any other C-SPAN Twitter video in the history of Twitter C-SPAN videos.