Dan Bongino said the Left has "finally reached peak stupid" after ESPN pulled an announcer simply because his name was the same as a Confederate general's.

"We have reached such irrationality," the former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday.

"They're married to this idea that they have to destroy America as we know it right now," he continued. "They have to get people obsessed with the idea that our scarred history ... is the marker of who we are, not that we've overcome these things and given people unprecedented levels of prosperity."

Asian-American sportscaster Robert Lee was pulled from announcing for a University of Virginia football game because the sports network thought his name might trigger some listeners.

Later ESPN lamented that they had sparked controversy by bumping Lee "simply because of the coincidence of his name."


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“It's a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play-by-play for a football game has become an issue,” ESPN said in a statement.

Tensions are high around the Confederate general's name since white nationalists protested the removal of a statue of him near the Charlottesville University of Virginia campus.

"I swear I thought this story was fake, " Bongino said, adding that he was sure someone was trying to dupe conservatives and make them look like fools for believing it.


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