Turning Point USA’s Director of Communications addressed the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Hate Crimes and White Nationalism on Tuesday, April 9.
Her central focus was how the left uses such terms (“hate crimes” and “white nationalism”) for “fear mongering, power and control.”
Watch the full hearing:
In her opening statement, Owens said:
“There isn’t a single adult today that in good conscience would make the argument that America is a more racist, more white nationalist society than it was when my grandfather was growing up and yet we are hearing these terms center around today because what they want to say is that brown people need to be scared which seems to be the narrative that we hear every four years right ahead of a presidential election.”
“Let me be clear the hearing today is not about white nationalism or hate crimes, it is about fear mongering, power and control,” Owens explained. “It is a preview of a Democrat 2020 election strategy the same as the Democrat 2016 election strategy.”
Owens elucidated that the most extensive “scandal” in American politics today and in recent years is how the left is “conning” minorities to think they are victims and believe they can achieve nothing but failure.
“Racial division and class warfare are central to the [leftist] platform,” she said decisively. “They need Blacks to hate whites, the rich to hate the poor. Soon enough it will be the tall hating the short.”
Owen’s appearance on C-SPAN has become the most watched Twitter video from a House hearing in history.
It began when Owens accused Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) of believing “that black people are stupid.” She accusing him of not playing the “full clip” from a December video that discussed the difference between “nationalism” and “globalism” using Adolf Hitler as an example.
This prompted House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to cut her off and warning her not to “refer disparagingly” to a member of the committee.
Nadler accused Owens of calling Lieu “stupid;” however, Owens was accusing Lieu of thinking black Americans are too “stupid” to pursue the entire video and its context.
Owens corrected Nadler saying, “that’s not what I said at all, you didn’t listen to what I said…”
When discussing the hearing with Charlie Kirk, TPUSA’s founder, and Breitbart News, Owens responded to Nadler’s conduct:
“An ultimate act of cowardice,” Owens said to Charlie Kirk as they talked about the hearing on Tuesday, “The idea that [Lieu] tried to create a narrative and just think that his constituents, that the American people are so stupid, that they are not going to go pursue the full context of what we were talking about.”
What’s more, during Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s (D-NY) opening statement, Owens accuses him of having “anti-black bias.”
“My biography, which I submitted, you reduced it to one sentence, calling me just a conservative activist and it wasn’t what I said or what I submitted to your office last night. I just think that you opened with anti-black bias and I see it coming from the chairman today,” Owens stated.
Owens spoke to Breitbart News after the hearing in a radio interview:
“We just watched for two years, the entire Russia collusion hoax just fell apart,” stated Owens, “and these guys — they’re changing and looking at a new narrative — white nationalism, white supremacy. I have to say, just looking at them [at Tuesday’s hearing], they just all seemed so pathetic to me.”
“I wanted to show that in this committee,” said Owens, “that there’s this tremendous double standard, and the reason that this double standard exists is because they don’t care about race. Democrats don’t care about black people, we’re just pawns in a game for them to gain political power for themselves.”