Webb on Reaction to Jussie Smollett Claims: 'It's About Pushing a Narrative'
Fox Nation host David Webb said Monday that although a final conclusion has yet to be reached, there have been many "missing parts" in the investigation into the alleged crimes against actor Jussie Smollett.
Smollett, who stars in the hit show "Empire," claimed last month that he was attacked by two masked men in Chicago who shouted racial slurs at him.
The actor also claimed that one of the alleged attackers said to him, "this is MAGA country."
However, a Chicago police spokesperson said over the weekend that Smollett is no longer being considered a victim in the case, causing some Democrats to backtrack on their initial statements about the incident.
"They use this to push this anti-lynching bill in the Senate," Webb said of 2020 candidates Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). "They are eerily silent now because this is coming apart."
While Smollett's story has not been proven to be a hoax, Webb pointed to the country's reaction to the attacks after they were reported.
"This was an attempt by the left to paint Trump supporters ... as [racists]. It's about pushing a narrative," he said.
Webb added that sources have told him Chicago police believe their resources are being wasted in the case, pulling efforts away from other investigations.
"We've got all these different instances where the reality doesn't match the narrative," he said. "We're starting to see that these incidents are being used to gin up hatred."
Watch the interview from Fox & Friends above.