GOP Rep. Owens slams Biden for ‘demeaning’ rhetoric, ‘divisive’ policies on race

President Joe Biden sparked a widespread backlash recently with a speech in which he compared opponents of a partisan election reform package to slave owners and segregationists.

For one GOP lawmaker, the president’s rhetoric seems to provide insight into his dangerous hidden agenda. 

“All we want is fairness”

In a recent interview with Fox News Digital, U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT), who is Black, addressed what he views as a “demeaning” position by Biden and others on the left.

“Black Americans, just like Italian Americans or Polish Americans, all we want is fairness,” the lawmaker said, according to Fox. “We want to know that our vote counts.”

As for the assertion that Black Americans are uniquely incapable of providing proof of identification at the polls, Owens expressed his outrage that such a narrative is so prevalent.

“To say that we’re the only race of the whole country…that if we have to get an ID that we cannot pull it off — I cannot articulate how demeaning that thought process is,” Owens said.

Making matters worse, he said, is that there are “too many Black people that go along with it” because they would “rather have power for themselves than to empower our race.”

“His source was God”

The Utah Republican invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in asserting that the civil rights leader “was not about dividing us” but rather delivered a unifying message.

“And it was because, at the end of the day, his source was God,” Owens said.

Further singing King’s praises, the congressman said he was “articulate,” “brave,” “bold,” “respectful,” and “could persuade people to listen to him,” noting that those characteristics are necessary in a leader even today.

“That was the Black community and that was our dreams and hopes at that time,” he added. “That is not the dreams and hopes of the Biden administration. Look at everything they do and the policy they put together. It’s demeaning. It’s divisive.”

As a result of these progressive policies, Owens concluded: “At the end of the day, you have more Black people hating people today than they did when Martin Luther King was around. They are being trained to hate other people based on their race.”

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