On Tuesday, conservative host Jon Miller condemned the “discrimination” embedded in controversial racial comments recently made by freshman lawmaker Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) — one of the four members of the so-called “Squad.”
“We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice,” Pressley said over the weekend, speaking at a progressive political convention. “We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.”
Jon Miller, host of Blaze TV’s “White House Brief,” exposed Pressely’s not-so-veiled bigotry in a single tweet.
“Well by being black, my voice is automatically a black voice. That’s how it works,” he wrote. “What she ACTUALLY means is we don’t need minorities who don’t want to be a progressive voice.”
“And that, my friend, is the true definition of discrimination.”
“She just handed me this one on a platter,” Miller later added. “What an idiot.”
Pressley’s comments are essentially a purity test. The elected Democrat is suggesting black, brown, and queer people who don’t think like her — people like Miller — need to shut their mouths; they are of no use to their identity group, but a hindrance, and perhaps traitors.
Taking on Pressley’s remarks on Tuesday, The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh wrote:
What is a brown voice? What is a black voice? Do voices have colors? What she means is that a brown or black person should have opinions that are properly representative of their racial communities. And what she means by properly representative of their racial communities is that their opinions should be resoundingly liberal. Put more simply, Pressley is telling brown, black, Muslim, and gay people to keep their traps shut if they aren’t going to conform to her ideological expectations. “You’re not needed,” she emphasizes.
Walsh argues that Pressley, like most progressives, “sees racial and ethnic groups as monoliths — and every member is a mindless, faceless ‘representative’ of that whole. And the whole, Pressley has decided, must vote Democrat, support things like affirmative action, universal health care, and abortion, and affirm every last leftist doctrine without exception. Any member who falls outside of the box Pressley and her ilk have created is anathema. At best, useless. At worst, a heretic who should be burned at the stake (or bludgeoned with a crowbar, as is Antifa’s preferred method).”
Pressley, a radical, flexed her anti-Trump muscles at a press conference on Monday, telling the media that she refuses to acknowledge President Donald Trump as president but, instead, views him as the “occupant” of the White House.
“I will always refer to him as the occupant, as he is only occupying space,” she said.