New York, NY — Harris Faulker, a Fox News anchor and co-host of the show “Outnumbered” and host of “Outnumbered Overtime,” challenged Fox News contributor Marie Harf to name one Republican-led city where widespread violence was as bad as in a number of Democrat-led cities.
Harf responded by saying that it was “unfair” to say that those mayors did not care about their citizens and claiming that President Donald Trump was targeting Democrat-led cities for political reasons rather than because they were the only ones who warranted intervention.
Harf continued saying, “For many people, that he keeps saying he’s going after Democratic cities and Democrats feels like he is making a law enforcement issue a political one, which we should not be doing in this country.”
Pushing back, Faulkner challenged Harf to name a Republican-led city that was facing similar levels of violence and unrest by saying, “Marie, is there another Republican-led city that is having the kinds of problems that we are seeing in a Democratic-led city? Let me let you answer that. Is there?”
“Well, look, Democrats have been in charge of the big cities in our country for a long time,” Harf replied. “It’s a yes or no question,” Falkner pressed again. “It’s more complicated. It’s not binary, Harris,” Harf attempted to clarify her point. “The issue is the Democrats are in charge of —”
In an effort to have Harf answer the question rather than side-step the question, Faulkner laid the challenge out again, asking once more directly, “Is there a Republican-led city that is having the same type of violence and unrest on it streets the way a Democratic-led trail of cities is right now that we continue to talk about?”
Harf argued that there were “many parts of this country led by Republicans that have a very high level of violence.” “Do they look like the streets of Portland in Chicago right now, with the current unrest?” Faulkner pushed back once more.
When the obvious answer makes Democratic politicians look bad, Harf pivoted to the trusty President-Trump-is-the-person-responsible-for-the-increased-violence-in-these-cities card. Harf suggested President Trump sending in federal troops to Portland to protect federal property as the reason for the uptick in violence.
“The streets of Portland didn’t look like this. The streets of Portland didn’t look like this until President Trump sent in federal troops who were anonymous. They don’t have their names on, that’s what anonymous means. He has them arresting them with no Due Process in rented vans,” Harf insisted.
“When you have other markings, you are not technically anonymous, but we won’t go there,” Faulkner replied. In a previous block in the show, Harris corrected Marie when she asserted that “anonymous” federal officers had been “abducting” protesters directly from the streets of Portland.
Federal officers have reportedly been attacked, doxxed and injured by rioters, with DHS officials saying weapons including hammers, fireworks and fecal matter have been used against law enforcement. Meanwhile, there have been multiple attempts to damage the Hatfield Courthouse.
Harris stated, “I have a responsibility to step in on that end, because I have been talking with leadership at DHS. We know that DHS and the Department of Justice, for the president, are looking to handle this situation in a way that protects all Americans. So, I do want to press back a little bit on terming them as ‘anonymous federal officers.’ The markings on them are clear.”
Sadly, the MSM has done a terrible job covering the violence taking place in our nation’s biggest and Democratic-led cities. You can see the full exchange in the video below:
‘It’s A Yes Or No Question’: Harris Faulkner Challenges Marie Harf To Name One Republican-Led City Experiencing A Rise In Violence https://t.co/aUYGtpV9LT
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 23, 2020
Portland is on a dangerous and violent city on repeat. On Thursday night, Federal law enforcement officers gave nine warnings to protesters over 90 minutes telling them they have to leave the area.
Protesters throw munitions at officers, try to break into buildings, and breakthrough barriers prompting federal LEOs to respond. Then the MSM “reporting” the news says that the entire situation was unprovoked, and they were wrongly firing on and retaliating against “peaceful protesters.”
This event is perpetuated each night, and it is a scam that gets reported to the people of the United States.
The question Harris Faulker asked yesterday remains, but the answer is obvious: is there a Republican-led city that is seeing the same violence as we are seeing in Seattle, Portland, and Chicago?
The answer is no. Any other answer would result in the media bending over backward to tell this story exactly as we see play out each night.
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