Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Milwaukee Co., WI Sheriff David Clarke explained what he meant by a tweet last week declaring “pitchforks and torches time.”
Clarke didn’t back off of it and told Fox News his sentiments conveyed in the statement were similar to those of Frederick Douglass, Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders.
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“I meant the same thing Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist, said, when he said the institution of slavery is an institution of brute force and it must be fought with its own weapons,” Clarke said.
“I meant the same thing when Barack Obama in 2008 – in July of 2008 at a fundraiser in talking about how he would deal with Republicans when he said, ‘When they pull a knife, we’ll pull a gun.’
I said the same thing during the entire summer when we had to listen to Bernie Sanders the need for a revolution in America and the leftist media, Fox not included – Fox News, the leftist media had no problem with that.”