Fox News host Jesse Watters delivered a few choice words for Parkland survivor turned gun control activist – and former “balanced, nice kid” – David Hogg on Monday’s broadcast of “The Five.”
“You want people involved in democracy, and that’s fine,” Watters said before pointing out the numerous “contradictions” in the “March For Our Lives” demonstrators’ argument.
.@JesseBWatters: “The guy had a rifle because the Bill of Rights said an 18-year-old with no criminal record can have a rifle. And it was the police, and the school, and the FBI: those are the people that failed. Let’s just take a broader look & not just target the NRA.” #TheFive pic.twitter.com/zVubdcfGbE
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“And all these people are being protected by heavily armed security guards, and that’s fine,” noted Watters, who then turned his attention to Hogg.
“He started off – and I’ve seen him on Fox News – he started off as this balanced, nice kid who was reporting the facts about what were happening at the school,” the Fox News host said. “And he’s just now become a real bomb thrower. And someone like this I think isn’t helping the conversation… This guy makes people think, ‘You’re coming for my guns.’ You’re gonna say that Rubio has blood on his hands because he takes money from the NRA? Maybe he takes money from the NRA because he supports the Second Amendment.”
“It would be more scandalous if the NRA was buying off Democrats and they were voting for legislation even though they didn’t believe in it,” Watters continued. “So, that doesn’t make any sense to me.”
Watters noted that everyone blames everyone else, from politicians to the NRA, when shootings occur – except for the real culprits.
“In this particular situation the guy had a rifle because the Bill of Rights said an 18 year old with no criminal record can have a rifle. And it was the police, and the school, and the FBI – those were the people that failed. Let’s just take a broader look, and not just target the NRA.”