Newsmax host slammed for defending police in brutal arrest of US Army lieutenant: '2nd Amendment only applies to white people'
In Virginia, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is demanding an investigation of a troubling incident in which police threatened and maced a U.S. Army lieutenant, Caron Navario — who has filed a federal lawsuit, alleging that his constitutional rights were violated. And far-right Newsmax TV pundit Greg Kelly is drawing criticism for implying that the Black/Latino Army lieutenant brought it on himself.
The incident occurred on December 20, 2020, when police officers Joe Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker drew their guns on Navario during a traffic stop and were quick to use physical force with him.
On April 11, Kelly tweeted:
One more little “tidbit” —the Bad Lieutenant Nazario had a loaded GUN on the floor of the car. In the front seat.… https://t.co/pugmaUfpoD— Greg Kelly (@Greg Kelly)1618185434.0
CNN's Keith Boykin was quick to call Kelly out:
White civilians proudly march around carrying guns into churches, bars, and grocery stores in states with "open car… https://t.co/Tlb9ANbYP8— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1618236513.0
Here are some other reactions to Kelly's tweet:
@gregkellyusa https://t.co/rWG5VE6jdG— Brittany Van Horne (@Brittany Van Horne)1618196868.0
@gregkellyusa You're right, Greg. We should get rid of the 2nd Amendment so no private citizen can have a legally owned gun.— Alix (@Alix)1618185560.0
@gregkellyusa You'd think a USMC Vet and a Newsmax host would be pro-second amendment but he seems oddly against it… https://t.co/7KWr2Y8yzs— Amaxor (@Amaxor)1618185808.0
@gregkellyusa He's an Army Lieutenant in uniform, though, legally possessing the weapon, and he told them about it.… https://t.co/wToJG1OyxF— Adam Schiavone (@Adam Schiavone)1618185813.0
@keithboykin You know they only care for 2nd Amendment rights for people with certain pigmentation that ought not be stated :)— franklin Brown (@franklin Brown)1618236803.0
@gregkellyusa Carrying A Loaded Gun While Black really sets you off, doesn't it Greg? Nice use of the "quotation"… https://t.co/YdRoH7XjV6— Office of the Former President & Massage Parlor (@Office of the Former President & Massage Parlor)1618186016.0
@steven_metz @gregkellyusa Racists gonna racism. He says "Bad Lieutenant" like he means "N***er". Or maybe he's jus… https://t.co/hCI4mE46JI— Don't Ever Talk to the Mags That Way (@Don't Ever Talk to the Mags That Way)1618188629.0
@gregkellyusa Interesting how fast far-right clowns become anti-2nd Amendment when it’s a black person with a gun.— (((The Taiji Reporter)))🐬 (@(((The Taiji Reporter)))🐬)1618187368.0
Republicans: The Second Amendment only applies to white people https://t.co/N06kupdYgu— Emily C. Singer (@Emily C. Singer)1618239204.0
@gregkellyusa I thought conservatives were in favour of the right to bear ar...oh, right. Only for white people. Sorry, I forgot.— Spike-X Is Tired (@Spike-X Is Tired)1618188654.0
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