My VIP for this week is Candice Owens, a conservative, black woman who supports President Donald Trump. She is outspoken and not in the least afraid to say exactly what she thinks. I chose her for the VIP because of her performance before a committee in Congress last week where she was not intimidated at all.
Owens is one of the leaders of the Blexit movement – the movement of African-Americans out of the Democrat Party. This fact alone would make Democrats dislike her. The fact that she is a confident, no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners type of woman adds to their dislike. Congressman Ted Lieu (D-California) thought that he would ambush Owens when she appeared before his committee. He played a clip out of context of her answer to a question about nationalism and then did not allow her to respond.
Another member of Congress asked Owens if she would like to respond, and this is what she said. “Mr. Lieu thinks black people are stupid. He doesn’t believe that black people will pursue the clip in its entirety. He used an extracted clip.” She was cut short by Chairman Jerry Nadler who accused her of saying that Lieu was stupid. She quickly defended herself by telling Nadler, “That’s not what I said, that’s not what I said at all. You didn’t listen to what I said.”
Owens then continued with her prepared statement. I think that you will agree with me that she is impressive with her intelligence, articulateness, and self-confidence.