Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, told Fox News on Monday that the protesters who are pulling down monuments across the country “want to erase the very things that unite us as Americans.”
Crenshaw said on “Fox & Friends” Monday that although this movement started with “an honest and frankly a good debate to have about Confederate statues … now it’s gone to George Washington, now it’s gone to [Ulysses S.] Grant, now it’s gone to Abraham Lincoln, it's burning the flag … it's getting rid of the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem.”
The congressman added later that what he called “the outrage mob” in an opinion piece last Friday “wants to erase the very things that unite us as Americans and the very things that stand for equality and justice and freedom and this was always part of the plan, it has been for decades actually, and it started well back into when Marxism made its way into the United States in the '60s.”
“And they're always looking to take advantage of some kind of situation, to make people think that their country is evil so that they can justify their own Marxist revolution,” he continued, noting, “that is what's happening here and you can't be blind to that.”
Crenshaw also said that “the whole political correctness debate” was “always just some kind of nice-feeling platform from which to launch this thing, which is essentially a purge of American ideals and the things that bring us together as Americans.”
He concluded, “There's one party that will teach your kids to love America and there’s one party that won't stand up for it and that really matters in 2020.”
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