CNN: White Republicans Are "Greatest Terrorist Threat In This Country"
CNN commentator to GOP strategist: 'White men who think like you' are 'greatest terrorist threat'
CNN commentator Angela Rye accused a GOP strategist and "white men" who agree with him ideologically of being the "greatest terrorist threat" to the United States.
Rye and the strategist, Patrick Griffin, were on Cuomo Prime Time on Monday night to discuss the Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib's trip to Israel that was canceled over their support of a boycott movement targeting Israel. But, the conversation pivoted when Griffin alleged that Omar and Tlaib were "supporting terrorist organizations in Israel," and that they had "hijacked" the party.
Rye honed in on Griffin's use of the words "terrorism" and "hijacked," and she tried steering the conversation toward the rise in white nationalism, but Griffin kept talking.
"It’s so interesting that you use the term for the only two Muslim women in Congress, the term you chose to use, sir, is hijacking," Rye countered, once again focusing on his vocabulary, while Griffin defended himself in the middle of her rebuttal.
Griffin maintained that his word choice had “nothing to do with whether they are Muslim or not, absolutely not."
“That’s a real interesting word choice, and you understand why,” Rye continued as the two talked over each other. “You can talk over me all you want to but the bottom line is the greatest terrorist threat in this country is white men, white men who think like you. That is the greatest terrorist threat in this country.”
Griffin then mockingly agreed with Rye, saying, "You’re right, you're absolutely right. It’s all because of guys like me. That’s silly rhetoric."