Appearing on Friday night’s The Five, Fox News host Andrea Tantaros called U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder a “race-baiter,” and stated that he runs the Department of Justice “like the Black Panthers would.”
Discussing the events in Ferguson, and the media’s coverage of the shooting of unarmed black teenager Micheal Brown by a white policeman, Tantaros deplored the media, “blowing up what, in their minds, is a white on black incident.”
Tantaros then pivoted to the Department of Justice, claiming they are “pushing this entire thing.”
“Eric Holder is one of the biggest race-baiters in this entire country. He runs that DOJ like the Black Panthers would,” she said, followed by crosstalk with co-host Bob Beckel shaking his head and saying, “That’s a very strong statement.”
Host Eric Bolling stepped in, stating, “I somewhat agree with Andrea, but not calling him a race-baiter, but maybe call him, it might be a race activist?”
Tantaros responded by referencing Holder’s 2009 speech where he called America a “nation of cowards,” when it came to discussing issues of race.
“A nation of cowards?” Tantaros excitedly said. “He said a nation of cowards. You know, Eric, the 350,000 people that died in the Civil War? I think that they, uh, they’re probably not cowards.”
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