Ingraham: Obama Admin Did More to 'Stoke Unrest' Than Promote Calm
Laura Ingraham took issue this morning with the way the Obama administration has handled the death of Michael Brown. She argued that the Justice Department should not have gotten involved until after the grand jury made a decision on the evidence in the case.
Ingraham believes when the Justice Department was sent to Ferguson to investigate potential civil rights violations, it "gave a lot of people the impression that justice was not done or was not being done."
Instead of focusing on the evidence from the encounter between police officer Darren Wilson and the unarmed teen, Ingraham pointed that it became a "broad indictment" of the way police officers treat African Americans.
"Not that all police are perfect, they're not. But I think the administration, from the very beginning, did more to perhaps stoke unrest and dissatisfaction than to calm things, even if they wanted things to be calm," said Ingraham, noting the bad "optics" of President Obama calling for calm in Ferguson right next to footage of the violent riots.
"If it wasn't so sad, it would be funny," she said, adding that people lost their livelihoods due to the looting and vandalism.
She said that last night, the situation boiled over with feelings of outrage and injustice "overrunning the facts."
Watch the full interview above, including Laura's thoughts on Al Sharpton's comments.