Former Milwaukee County Sheriff and wannabe Trump administration member David Clarke appeared on Fox & Friends Saturday morning to discuss President Trump’s pending address at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum later in the day and was asked what he thought about Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) refusing to attend. To that, Clarke gave a snide reply:
Co-host Eboni Williams was having none of it, telling Clarke:
“John Lewis — he was bloodied on the Selma bridge, Sheriff, when trying to protest voting rights and a variety of other things.”
Clarke said he knew who John Lewis was, but then proceeded to label him one of the “most irrelevant members of Congress.”
Again, Williams called Clarke out:
“Sheriff let me say this to you. For you to say that nobody cares about John Lewis is inaccurate because I assure you that there are many people across this country that absolutely do care about him.
“As for your commentary on his political record as a congressman, I’m actually not even addressing that part because this museum opening is about the civil rights of American citizens, so when it comes to his record on that, Sheriff Clarke, I think that it’s pretty undisputed.”
When Clarke tried to assert that most people under 35 have no idea who Lewis is and that LBJ only got the Civil Rights Act passed with the votes of Republicans, Williams again shut him down:
“I appreciate that history lesson but as somebody that holds a degree on the subject I really don’t need you to update me on who was required for Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Act.”
David Clarke is a bully and an idiot. It’s no wonder he and Donald Trump are such big fans of one another.
Watch Eboni Williams take David Clarke to school:
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org