Republican/Tea Party/Libertarian Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie said in an interview Thursday that he doesn’t believe there’s a prevalence of racism among police and added that he hasn’t seen “an articulate person” among the millions of people protesting for Black Lives Matter and against police brutality across the United States.
During The Tom Roten Morning Show, broadcast out of West Virginia Massie said “I don’t think it’s prevalent,” adding that he thinks police “have a few bad apples here and there” with the vast majority of them being “patriotic,” “pro-Second Amendment” and “pro-Constitution. “Occasionally you have a few bad apples, and then the media tries to conflate those circumstances and those actors with every policeman and I think that’s wrong,” Massie said.
Continuing Massie then went on to attack the Americans protesting against rampant police brutality in America against people of color.
What we do need nationally is to relook at our educational system. A lot of them (the protestors) are just violent looters, and lawless criminals at this point because they are engaging in violence. Most of them are young and I just wonder, who are their parents and what did they teach them? And how did they get educated to believe that this is an appropriate response? Contrast it to, you know, what Martin Luther King Jr. did. You know, isn’t there an articulate person among the group who are upset with the way things are going that could step up to the microphone and speak for all the people? I’m not seeing that person.”Newsweek
Massie, a Pro-Life. Pro 2nd Amendment. Pro-Trump self proclaimed Libertarian who runs on the Republican ticket for Kentucky’s 4th congressional district is up for re-election in 2020. During his tenure Massie has voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and co-sponsored the republican anti-gay State Marriage Defense Act