The Democratic National Convention got off to an interesting start Monday. Most notable was the controversy surrounding Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was forced to resign after a series of leaked emails revealed that the congresswoman had essentially rigged the primaries so that Hillary Clinton would be able to beat Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Understandably, many Sanders supporters were upset with party leaders and booed them on several occasions.
Things calmed down a little during the evening, and Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke for his take on the convention speech by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that bashed Republican nominee Donald Trump.
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Clarke said that Booker “talked all around a big problem for the Democrats this fall, and that is their flawed candidate, Mrs. Bill Clinton, who should have been under criminal indictment. She’s a confirmed liar. She left people to die in Benghazi. … That stuff matters to the American people.”
Clarke declared that Trump is the “law and order candidate,” and compared him with the Democratic convention, which he said seemed more interested in advocating for lawbreakers. “This DNC seems to be about embracing criminality and criminal behavior, trying to mainstream criminal behavior,” Clarke said.
Kelly noted that Tuesday night, “the mother of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, among other mothers of African-American men who were killed at the hands of police officers, will take to the stage.”
Clarke mentioned that there is a common theme with most of those police shootings: The victims were resisting arrest when they were shot. He said he didn’t think of them as brave and suggested the Democrats are propping them up “as if they’re martyrs, and symbols of the new civil rights movement.”
Clarke’s solution was having more fathers taking a larger role in their children’s lives so they can reinforce good behavior and keep them off the streets.
“Moms are going to do what moms do,” he said. “Moms love their kids no matter what. We all get that. But here’s the question I have, Megyn, and I keep asking: Where are the dads? When there are no fathers around to shape the behavior of young boys growing up, they grow up to be unmanageable misfits that the police then have to deal with aggressively.”
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