Ingraham: Toppling Statues Is Not About Racial Healing
Laura Ingraham warned that the destruction of property is not the way to heal the country's racial wounds.
Counter-protesters angry about the violence committed by white supremacist rioters in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend flocked to Durham, N.C. on Monday and toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier, kicking and spitting on it afterwards.
— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 14, 2017
"This is not about racial healing or racial unity when you see property being destroyed," the political commentator told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday. "That's not what it's about. It's about the eradication of history and acknowledgment that we had really difficult, horrible moments in our country's history that we were able to overcome."
We also are supposed to respect "all of our war dead," Ingraham reminded.
"I think when you see people who have no idea it seems about the history of this country just roundly denouncing anyone who had any connection to the south, we're in very precarious times," she added.
"What else will be subjected to their eradication and enunciation?" Ingraham asked. "And what about books? Are they going to start burning books too?"
Ingraham called out those on the left and in the media for seemingly celebrating criminality and vandalism.