Columnist Pat Buchanan argued that the left was “waging a war on cops” on Friday’s “McLaughlin Group.”
“What is developing here is basically a real social, cultural, political collision between police, who are being charged with being racist white cops all over the country who come down hard [on], and go after, almost in a vigilante way, young black males. You’ve got demonstrations that are shutting down the hearts great cities like New York, Grand Central Station, you got Times Square, the West Side Highway. What is happening, john, I think is a real, coming war on the cops being pushed by the left wing of the Democratic Party. It’s going to backfire on them, it’s going to bite them, it’s going to divide this country. And it reminds me, frankly, of what I saw in Grant Park in Chicago in 1968” he stated.
Later in the show, Buchanan defended Officer Darren Wilson, but did not justify the conduct of police in the Eric Garner case.
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