Candace Owens‘ distorted conservative opinions reared their ugly heads on Monday after the Black Republican with extreme political and social views was confronted in Philadelphia. The episode captured on video showed Owens inexplicably characterizing apparent anti-fascist (“antifa”) protesters as being “the new KKK.”
Owens, of course, is the same person who once said the NRA is “the nation’s oldest civil rights organization” and was founded “to train Black Americans to use guns to defend themselves against the Ku Klux Klan, a Democrat terrorist group.”
The communications director for Talking Points USA was set to speak at an event on Monday hosted by the conservative groups College Republicans and The Statesman at the University of Pennsylvania and it was to no surprise that her visit was met with counter-protests. In a video Owens posted to social media, she can be seen walking with a group of Black students surrounded by curious onlookers with their phones out as loud sirens blared in the background. Several protesters with bandanas covering their faces began to aggressively heckle the conservative guest.
One protester who was not wearing a mask kept chanting “a—hole” at Owens.
“Get the f*** out of Philly. Get the f*** out,” another chanted.
After speaking with the Black students, Owens and the group began heading toward a building, with the chaos still following.
“I just ask that everybody Black that disagreed not to subscribe to the new KKK,” Owens said pointing to the protesters.
The Daily Pennsylvania reported that during Owens’ speech, she sharply attacked the #MeToo movement and questioned why Black Americans would be supportive of the anti-sexual assault campaign.
“The concept that we should just believe women is exactly what got my ancestors lynched,” Owens said. “We’ve learned our lesson the hard way with that.”
Owens also promoted her “Blexit” campaign that encourages Black voters to leave the Democratic Party.
“We’ve given our vote for the last 60 years to the Democrat Party and we have absolutely nothing to show in return,” Owens said. “Why the hell did Hillary Clinton get 89% of the black vote when it was her husband, while she was with him in the Oval Office, that locked up more black men than any president in the history of the United States with his Three Strikes act?”
According to Newsweek, ANTIFA Philadelphia mounted an online campaign to prevent Owens from speaking at Penn, attacking her through Twitter calling her a “Hitler admiring, far-right, anti-immigrant fear monger.” An activist who goes by the Twitter handle Fellow Worker Gritty was also campaigning against Owens speaking on campus and said Turning Point USA was a threat to Philadelphia.
Owens recently made headlines when she testified at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Hate Crimes and the Rise of White Nationalism.” During the hearing, Owens denied that white nationalism was a real problem. Most notably, she was taken to task by Rep. Ted Lieu, who played a clip of Owens’ recent controversial comments about Hitler.