Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night that the greatest threat to the political left was more black Americans joining the middle class and having faith.
Owens made the remarks during a segment about the impacts that illegal immigration have on the country, in particular on the black community.
“The greatest threat to the left is a middle class black American, those who have have faith, they have a family, they’re educated, and they believe in a God, and they believe in the free market,” Owens said.
Owens said that “leftists have never been” friends of the black community and that the policies pushed by the left “end up hurting those that are trying to get that first ladder up to middle class.”
“They’re against anything, any policy that helps us to become independent,” Owens said. “And that is what the left is trying to do to our country. So, I want to be the greatest warning