GOP Senator Josh Hawley Blasts ‘Marxist’ BLM: ‘In the Principle, Of Course Black Lives Matter’

GOP Senator Josh Hawley Blasts ‘Marxist’ BLM: ‘In the Principle, Of Course Black Lives Matter’

Republican Senator Josh Hawley painted the Black Lives Matter movement as anti-American, Marxist and potentially Antisemitic on Thursday during an interview on Fox News. The Missouri senator added that black lives do matter, however.

Hawley spoke to Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade about the ongoing protests. The Senator accused BLM of hijacking the campaign for George Floyd.

“Black Lives Matter is an organization, I think you just go to their website and look at what they believe,” Hawley said.

“They’re Marxist. They’ve got statements against the state of Israel. There’s this hatred for the United States of America that is there. And all kinds — the nuclear family, they say, is inherently racist. That’s crazy, crazy stuff.”

“Of course, in the principle, of course black lives matter. All lives matter. Absolutely, 100%. But the organization and what it is standing for and pushing I think is very, very dangerous,” Hawley said.

“By the way, Brian, they are hijacking, the organization is trying to hijack any movement towards justice for George Floyd, for instance. They’re trying to hijack that conversation away to their own Marxist political agenda. That’s dangerous.”

Watch the video above, via Fox News.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor