Leave it to one of Fox News’ most extreme and vile hosts to excuse away the ICE prison guard in Rhode Island who intentionally drove his truck into a group of peaceful protesters sitting on the ground. Thankfully no one was seriously injured, but Lou Dobbs would clearly have been just fine with it if he’d killed someone.
LOU DOBBS (HOST): I know that it must just gladden your heart to see a bunch of demonstrators at an Immigration Customs Enforcement facility blocking the path of a guard and then complaining about the fact that he sought to do what is within his rights, which is to proceed to park his vehicle and go to work.
TOM HOMAN (GUEST): Well exactly. First of all, a lot of protesters nationwide have shown up to ICE facilities, it makes you wonder if they even got a job. Besides this, they got to understand, ICE employees, especially our contractors that run our facilities for us, they’re on edge Lou. And I don’t know what happened in this incident but our employees are on edge. We’ve had someone shoot at an ICE office yesterday in San Antonio, barely missing, by inches, an employee, murdering one of our employees. I showed a video today on my Fox — I did a Fox op-ed today and I released a video today from a one of our facilities in Tacoma, Washington, where the man shot up the building then he tried to blow it up with propane tanks and catch the building on fire – which would kill 1300 people in that building, many were locked up. Hundreds of immigrants would have perished in that if he would’ve been successful. Thank god Tacoma PD were able to take him out quickly. ICE employees are on edge. They’re under attack. And our contractors are under attack.
In what civilized society is it “within his rights” for someone to deliberately run over peaceful protesters? And why is anything that Homan said relevant? These were not people shooting at the guards or trying to bomb the place, they were literally sitting peacefully on the ground. Run over someone with automatic weapons trying to kill prison guards? Sure. Run over peaceful protesters who are no threat to anyone and are just exercising their guaranteed right to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances? Not in any country that believes in human rights and the rule of law, which Dobbs and his guest clearly do not.