Tuesday’s segment of “Hannity” went off the rails as Fox News host Sean Hannity’s guests, Harvard professor Cornel West and civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, got into a screaming match over the new ‘Defund the Police’ movement.
The segment started with Hannity highlighting all the things that were hurled at the police during the violent riots that took place in response to the death of George Floyd. The Fox News host mentioned that over 700 police men and women had been injured while trying to contain the violent riots.
“Do you support this madness of defunding the police?” Hannity asked the two men.
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West answered first, changing the subject briefly to draw attention to Floyd’s funeral service, which had been held in Houston earlier in the day. “This has been a very heavy day for many of us,” he said.
West went on to argue that the real problem was schools that were run down and police departments that were not being held accountable by the people. “I’m sorry, but there has to be democratic control over the police,” he added.
Hannity pointed out the fact that many of the major cities where riots and looting had been a problem were led by Democrats — and had been for years.
Terrell jumped in then, saying that West was more interested in giving “old talking points” than in answering the question at hand. “I will speak to you, black man to a black man. There is looting going on, and you tried — it is my turn. You are trying to conflate protesting and police misconduct. And shame on you. You are absolutely wrong,” Terrell said as West repeatedly attempted to talk over him.
“Are you a Christian? Are you a Christian too?” West asked. “Then check yourself, negro!”
Terrell shot back, “Oh, my God. You have lost control. You are a dinosaur. You have lost it, sir. I am not part of your group. I am not part of your group. You have lost it, you are a dinosaur. You are wrong.”
After the pair continued to yell at each other, Hannity finally wrapped up the segment by saying, “A little out of control, I tried.”
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