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A senior adviser for the Lincoln Project opined that critical race theory had become the "new N-word" for Republicans on Tuesday.
Tara Setmayer, a former Republican who left the party over her dislike for former President Donald Trump, made the comments on "The View" on Tuesday while discussing a bill targeting critical race theory in public schools.
"So Democrats are very bad at arguing and Republicans are very good at fueling and manufacturing outrage," explained Setmayer.
"So it's the new southern strategy," claimed Sunny Hostin, appealing to a popular liberal narrative about racial politics.
"Absolutely!" responded Setmayer.
"So it's all based on race," continued Hostin.
"We at the Lincoln Project pointed that out in the Virginia race, that critical race theory is the new N-word for Republicans and the southern strategy in 2021," said Setmayer.
"Yes!" agreed Whoopi Goldberg.
"But Democrats have to have a good comeback to this, or they will lose in 2022, unfortunately, and that's the reality because of these politics," Setmayer concluded.
The introduction of themes and ideas influenced by critical race theory in public schools has become a controversial debate across the country. Some defenders of CRT say that the attempt to ban it is motivated by white supremacy, while others simply deny that it's even taught in public schools.
The Lincoln Project is no less controversial. The organization is composed of former Republicans who have united their efforts to help Democrats oppose pro-Trump policies. The group was rocked by allegations of sexual harassment committed by one of their co-founders, who admitted guilt before resigning from the organization.
More recently, the Lincoln Project has been vehemently denounced by both left and right for a bizarre stunt ahead of the Virginia gubernatorial election where they sent activists to dress like white supremacists who supported the Republican in the race.
Here's the segment with Setmayer's comments:
Sen. Hawley Introduces “Parents' Bill Of Rights" | The Viewwww.youtube.com
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.