Watch: Touchy BLM Leader Can't Take The Heat, Storms Out Of Interview
BlackLivesMatters's leader, Hawk Newsome lost his cool during an interview with Dan Bongino. Newsome snatched out his ear peace and stormed off camera. Bongino asked Newsome if he would go on record in support of violence after leaders called for 'bloodshed' in the streets.
Newsome would neither condemn nor condone the violence. Bongino wouldn't let the leader slide with a neutral response and that's where the argument all began:
"If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing, then we're going to take to the streets again," Newsome said Wednesday after the meeting. "There will be riots, there will be fire, and there will be bloodshed."
Things only became more headed from there:
"You don't want riots, right? You don't want riots, correct? And violence? I just want to get you on the record," Bongino asked Newsome during the interview.
"I'm going on the record right now. As Dr. [Martin Luther] King said, riots are the voice of the unheard," Newsome responded. "It's a natural occurrence that if people continue to be traumatized and oppressed they will lash out."
Bongino gave Newsom another opportunity to answer:
"Do you condemn riots and burning down buildings after a police use-of-force incident you don't like?" he asked.
"No. What I'll say is: I understand when a police officer unjustifiably kills someone, why people lash out. I understand that completely," Newsome responded. "I'm not going to condemn, nor am I going to condone it."
"Isn't that cowardly?" Bongino fired back. "'I'm not going to condemn it, but I'm not going to condone it — so I don't want to take a stand'? … You seem to talk a lot of junk and then when I put you on the spot you won't answer a damn question. Do you condone violence or you condemn violence? You're all over the place. Just condemn violence and burning of buildings down. How hard is this?"
"OK, I'll give you this," Newsome said. "I don't condone it, I don't promote it, but I will not condemn it."
"Man, that's just cowardly, man. That's just cowardly," Bongino pointed out.
Newsom was not able to have the last word so the BLM leader boiled over, pulled out his earpiece, and walked off.
Newsome has spewed that same rhetoric so we really don't need an answer from him. We already know where he stands on violence against police.