Fox’s Brian Kilmeade: ‘What If Your Town Votes to Take Down George Washington?’
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade appeared to reject any attempt to decide democratically whether statues should be taken down or not. The Fox & Friends host has staunchly defended statues that have been targets of protest and on Thursday he objected the idea that towns could vote to get rid of them.
Kilmeade’s co-host Steve Doocy suggested voting on statues would be a better way to address the issue than just tearing them down. Kilmeade reacted poorly to the suggestion.
“If they want to take it down, do it the right way,” Doocy said. “The whole thing is law and order. And that’s what the President of the United States is saying. You can’t break the law. If you want to take it down, go to your town and talk to your town and have a vote on it.”
“What if your town votes to take down George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe? Is that OK?” Kilmeade said.
“That’s your town making a vote, Brian,” Doocy replied.
“These are the Founding Fathers of the country. If the left-wing activists get into power and this country’s history is sidelined, is that OK?” Kilmeade said.
“Listen, that’s the challenge right now,” Doocy said before moving off the topic of statues.
Watch the video above, via Fox News.