Republican Dan Crenshaw has suggested that Marxists are to blame for protests into Confederate statues across the country that have seen many pulled from their plinths.
Crenshaw made the comments during a Fox News interview on Monday after writing a column in the National Review with the headline ‘We Can’t Let the Outrage Mob Win’.
In the article he suggested that far-left ‘radicals’ coupled with a ‘cancel culture and mob mentality’ were looking to carry out a ‘cultural revolution, a purge of traditional American narratives and icons,’ which includes the removal of Confederate statues.
Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw has suggested that Marxists are to blame for protests over Confederate statues across the country
It was an argument he continued to pursue during Monday’s televised interview.
‘There’s one party that will teach your kids to love America and there’s one party that won’t stand up for it,’ the Texas Republican said.
He was then asked what he found to be so objectionable about the attack on the historic monuments.
‘We always knew that this would never stop with what is an honest and frankly a good debate to have about Confederate statues,’ Crenshaw began.
‘I think we should have that debate, but now it’s gone to George Washington, now it’s gone to former President 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,’ Crenshaw said.
During the interview to Fox & Friends, Crenshaw, right, suggested far-left radicals wanted to erase the country of its history and that part of the plan was to remove historic statues
‘They [the mob] want 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,’ he continued.
‘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. That is what’s happening here and you can’t be blind to that,’ Crenshaw said.
Historic monuments and statues have become a focus of anger and acts of vandalism during Black Lives Matter protests that have occurred in the wake of Minneapolis resident George Floyd’s death at the end of May.
Historic monuments and statues have become a focus of anger and acts of vandalism during Black Lives Matter protests that have occurred in the wake of Minneapolis resident George Floyd’s death at the end of May. The statue of former US President George Washington is covered in red paint after being vandalized in Washington Square Park in New York, Monday
‘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,’ Crenshaw declared as the interview on Fox & Friends rolled on.
‘We can’t give into it.’ He said that ‘it’s not just protecting statues,’ but also about protecting American ideals.
‘I hope our local officials start to actually do that and get police out there and say, “You’re not going to do this anymore.” It’s also up to each one of us.’
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost his eye in combat, was elected in 2018 and was one of the good stories of the night for Republicans, who lost control of the House in the midterm elections.
Protesters attempted to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square near the White House last week in Washington, DC. Protests continue around the country over the deaths of African Americans while in police custody
Crenshaw’s article and interview such subjects come just days after President Trump signed an executive order to protect American monuments, memorials and statues.
The president said those who tried to bring them down would face ‘long prison time’
Crenshaw shared his concerns that ‘the mob’ [of protesters] won’t stop ‘until the destruction of America is complete because that is what they’re after fundamentally since Marxism runs deep in their ideology.’
‘Tell corporate CEO’s to stop giving in, stop letting them erase everything about us,’ Crenshaw urged. ‘Cancel culture has no end.’
‘My well-intentioned liberal friends, they always want to give an inch and then another inch and then another inch because they want to be liked and they want to be liked by the far-left Progressives,’ Crenshaw explained.
President Trump signed an executive order to protect American monuments, memorials and statues
‘They think they can be appeased, but you can never appease the mob and this is the lesson that Americans have to learn.’
‘It’s telling your teachers, start teaching why America is actually good, stop teaching the counter argument to America to our kids. They’re growing up hating this country.’
He ended the interview making a pitch as to why viewers should vote for the Republican party in November’s general election.
‘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,’ Crenshaw said.