At the conclusion of a contentious interview with Martha Maccallum, Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome concluded by declaring “I just want black liberation and black sovereignty, by any means necessary.”
Earlier in the interview, Maccallum challenged Newsome over his “burn it down” rhetoric.
“You … have said that violence is sometimes necessary in these situations,” host Martha MacCallum told Newsome. “What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?”
“Wow, it’s interesting that you would pose that question like that,” Newsome responded, “because this country is built upon violence. What was the American Revolution, what’s our diplomacy across the globe?
“We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical.”
MacCallum clarified that her question was based off comments she had heard Newsome utter in various interviews.
“I said,” Newsome told the host, “if this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking … figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation.
Speaking with Sean Hannity, Mark Levin fired back at BLM leader Newsome.
“You’re gonna burn what down, pal?” Levin fired back “I’m sick and tired of these d–n threats from people I don’t even know.”
— D-MO (@D_MO1701) June 25, 2020