MAGA Hat Wearing Covington Catholic Students Abuse Native American Veteran

MAGA Hat Wearing Covington Catholic Students Abuse Native American Veteran January 19, 2019

MAGA hat wearing Covington Catholic High School students are caught on video surrounding and abusing a Native American veteran during an Indigenous Peoples March in Washington D.C.

In a viral video a large group of young white men wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats can be seen surrounding and abusing Nathan Phillips, an elderly Native American and Vietnam War veteran.

In the video, the young men, identified as Covington Catholic High School students from Kentucky, can be seen chanting, mocking, and harrassing Phillips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

BuzzFeed News notes:

One of the teens can be seen standing face-to-face with the elder, smirking and saying nothing, while the man sang and played a drum.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports:

Covington Catholic High School students surrounded, intimidated and chanted over Native Americans singing about indigenous peoples’ strength and spirit, according to interviews with attendees of the inaugural Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C.

The Hill reports:

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) condemned a group of young students for displaying “blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance” in a viral video apparently taken during Friday’s Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C.

In a statement via Twitter Congresswoman Deb Haaland said:

This Veteran put his life on the line for our country. The students’ display of blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance is a signal of how common decency has decayed under this administration. Heartbreaking.

In an attempt at damage control, Covington Catholic High School and the Diocese of Covington issued a joint statement Saturday.

In the statement the school and Diocese of Covington said they were reviewing the incident and they would “take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.” The statement read in part:

We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.

We know this incident also has tainted the entire witness of the March for Life and express our most sincere apologies to all those who attended the March and all those who support the pro-life movement.

More on the story via Twitter:

Bottom line: Covington Catholic High School students wearing MAGA hats are caught on video harassing and abusing an elderly Native American, Vietnam War veteran in Washington D.C.

MAGA Hat Wearing Covington Catholic Students Abuse Native American Veteran (Image via Twitter)
MAGA Hat Wearing Covington Catholic Students Abuse Native American Veteran (Image via Twitter)
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