Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy asserted on Wednesday night time that Native Americans’ struggles have “everything to do with government dependency” and “alcoholism.”
Her colleague Jesse Watters, in the meantime, groused that liberals are simply attempting to “make them out to be victims” and can try and “send more slush funds to the reservations.”
Appearing on Fox News Primetime alongside her husband, Sean Duffy, a fellow solid member on MTV’s The Real World, Campos-Duffy initially took goal at Vice President Kamala Harris for saying America ought to face its “shameful past” whereas recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The vice chairman additionally mentioned European explorers comparable to Christopher Columbus “ushered in a wave of devastation for tribal nations, perpetrating violence, stealing land, and spreading disease.”
“Christopher Columbus, by the way, is the first victim of cancel culture,” Campos-Duffy grumbled, including that Native Americans “were just as brutal” as Columbus and different European colonizers.
“We know they actually had slaves, including African-American slaves, they conquered tribes after Columbus,” the conservative Fox News character continued. “If we are going to apply modern-day standards, we have to apply it on both sides.”
After Watters agreed that there have been “an incredible amount of atrocities” dedicated by tribal nations, Campos-Duffy’s partner argued that liberals want to guage Native Americans by their previous as properly.
“They burned villages, raped women, seized children, took the people they defeated, took their land, scalped people,” the ex-Republican congressman mentioned. “It was a horrible time all across the globe. But they want to apply the ‘woke’ standard that they have today on Christopher Columbus, but nobody else in the world!”
Duffy additionally alleged that criticizing Columbus was a part of a liberal plot to “get the American people to actually hate our founding” in order that they “can seep in their socialism and remake this country into something of a Venezuelan failed state.”
Campos-Duffy had yet one more factor so as to add.
“And the lie isn’t just about our past,” the Fox & Friends Weekend host acknowledged. “The real lie is with conditions for Native Americans right now. The conditions from Native Americans have everything to do with government dependency, cycles of poverty and alcoholism, and family breakdowns, and these are things that the Democrats don’t want to talk about.”
Besides brushing the Native American group with a broad stereotypical brush—excusing it by saying she and her partner have tribal relations—Campos-Duffy additionally claimed Democrats are telling Native Americans that “all the things you’re experiencing has to do with white people and racism in the past.”
“No, it has to do with government policies as well,” she continued.
“Yeah, they’re just going to try to send more slush funds to the reservations, and make them out to be victims, and then have them keep voting for Democrats,” Watters smirked.