Pat Gray Unleashed

Candace Owens responds forcefully to Democratic accusations

She stood her ground

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On Wednesday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat Gray and Keith Malinak highlighted a clip played by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) for the purpose of casting conservative commentator Candace Owens in a bad light.

In this clip, Owens sat before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for a hearing on the rise of white nationalism and online hate speech, and was addressed by Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., with the following statement:

"In congressional hearings, the minority party gets to select its own witnesses," Lieu began. "Of all the people the Republicans could've selected, they picked Candace Owens. I don't know Miss Owens; I'm not going to characterize her; I'm going to let her own words talk."

Catch the full episode here.

What did Owens say in the audio clip?

"I actually don't have any problem with the word 'nationalism.' I think the definition gets poisoned by elites that want globalism. Globalism is what I don't want. When we say 'nationalism,' the first thing people think about — at least in America — is Hitler. You know, he was a national socialist, but if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK then, fine. The problem is, he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize. He wanted everyone to be German. ..."

Rep. Lieu addressed Eileen Hershenov — the witness who was brought in to testify on behalf of the committee — and asked: "When people try to legitimize Adolf Hitler, does that feed into white nationalist ideology?"

How did Owens respond to Rep. Lieu?

"I think it's pretty apparent that Mr. Lieu believes that black people are stupid and will not pursue the full clip in its entirety," Owens said.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-NY., intervened and scolded Owens stating, "It is not proper to refer disparagingly to a member of the committee. The witness will not do that again."

Owens stood her ground, clarifying that she did not call any member of the committee stupid, and that what she said was "that Mr. Lieu believes that black people are stupid."

What else did Owens have to say about the clip?

"And what I responded is that I do not believe we should be characterizing Hitler as a nationalist," Owens said. "He was a homicidal, psychopathic maniac that killed his own people. A nationalist would not kill their own people. ... That was unbelievably dishonest, and he did not allow me to respond to it."

"By the way, I would like to also add that I work for Prager University, which is run by an orthodox Jew. Not a single Democrat showed up to the embassy opening in Jerusalem. I sat on a plane for 18 hours to make sure I was there. I am deeply offended by the insinuation of revealing that clip without the question that was asked of me."

Pat asserted that Owens summed up everything that needed to be said.

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