Fox News political analyst Juan Williams went off the rails and accused “people on the right” on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Five” of making up last year’s violent Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
“I think the far left of the Democratic Party and all their woke language really alienates a lot of moderate voters not only in the Democratic Party but people who are on the right and you might have been discontented with President Trump, and they hear all this stuff, and they think this is a little too far for their taste,” Williams said.
He continued, “I wish there were people on the right who were willing to say we’ve got a problem with our extreme right, the people who were saying all those awful things before the January 6 riot at the Capitol.”
Juan Williams says it’s a “lie” that cities burned last summer during riots.
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Williams further called out those on the right who refused to speak out on violent protests by BLM in 2020. “The people who want to put out lies like, ‘Oh yeah, the cities burned last summer.’ I think it’s important that people who are honest in American politics be able to hold honest discussions without allowing the extremists to set the agenda.”
Two of his Fox News co-hosts pushed back against his claims. Katie Pavlich responded, “I think it’s clear a number of Republicans across the board came out against what happened on Jan. 6 while it was happening.”
Fellow co-host Brian Kilmeade added “cities did burn, if you count Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, and Portland, but besides that, I think it was a pretty good summer.”
Williams held his position, noting, “That’s not true.”
According to The Federalist, “The riot damage from May 26 to June 20 in 20 states across the nation amounted to the most expensive manmade damage in history at $1 to $2 billion.”