A Republican caller told C-SPAN on Monday that four non-white congresswomen own “27 million black African slaves.”
On C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program, a woman in Washington called in on the Republican line to rant against members of the so-called Squad: Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI).
Lara began her call by chastising the media.
“There’s a lot of facts that are being walked around,” she complained. “For example, regarding the Russia-Mueller thing, it’s a proven fact that there was false evidence bought by Obama, Clinton and all the rest… those are facts. That’s not an opinion.”
Lara called the four Democratic congresswomen her “biggest concern.” President Donald Trump has recently made the congresswomen his top target and suggested that they should “go back” where they came from.
“The four — whatever they’re called, the group — you know, those people, they ascribe to an ideology that has 27 million black African slaves owned by them in their country,” she stated. “And that’s currently, not 150 years ago. That’s not then, but that’s now.”
“I mean, where are the Democrats leading us to?” Lara added. “I have to ask that question.”
At that point, the host cut off the caller, giving the guests a chance to respond.
“Let’s not accuse these congresswomen of owning 27 million slaves,” White House correspondent Noah Bierman pointed out. “They don’t. They’re American citizens.”
“They don’t own slaves and they’ve never advocated owning slaves,” he added. “I don’t think we want to go down those kind of roads.”
Congressional reporter Siobahn Hughes observed that Republicans “very consciously have made a decision to focus in on” the four congresswomen.
“Instead of focusing on policy, we have started to veer into questions of race,” she said, “and in some cases risk taking us down the road to violence.”
Watch the video below from C-SPAN.
White nationalist speaker heckled for denying Holocaust at Virginia gun march: ‘You are literally a neo-Nazi’
A white nationalist speaker who has been affiliated with neo-Nazi rhetoric was caught on video denying the Holocaust at a pro-Second Amendment march in Richmond, Virginia.
The remarks were made by former Proud Boy Jovanni Valle, who goes by the name Jovi Val. Video clips of Valle's speech were shared on Twitter by writer Robert Evans.
"You wear a swastika and walk down the street," a man can be heard telling Valle. "You took it off and now you are like, oh no. You are denying the existence of the Holocaust."
WATCH: Virginia gun rights activist trashes MSNBC reporter’s live shot by shouting F-bombs
A gun rights activist in Virginia went ballistic on Monday when he saw an MSNBC correspondent reporting from a Second Amendment rally.
NBC's Gabe Gutierrez was finishing up his live report at the Richmond demonstration when a man burst into the shot.
The man rattled off a string of profanities and capped it off with "f*ck you." Several security guards blocked the man from getting close to Gutierrez.
"Apologies for some of the background noise you just heard," MSNBC host Hallie Jackson said as the network cut the sound.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
WATCH: Ricky Gervais roasts Hollywood as hypocrites at Golden Globes
British filmmaker Sam Mendes on Sunday secured a shock best director win for war epic "1917" at the Golden Globes, which kicked off with a no-holds-barred monologue by host Ricky Gervais that shocked Hollywood's A-listers.
Stars arriving under bright California skies in couture gowns and extravagant jewels were greeted by the British comic's signature cutting one-liners at the awards ceremony, the first of the year building up to next month's Oscars.
"Let's go out with a bang, let's have a laugh at your expense, shall we?" joked Gervais, hosting the awards for the fifth and final time, before tearing into the industry.