GOP Rep. Burgess Owens has fired back at Salt Lake Tribune Cartoonist Pat Bagley’s cartoon comparing him to a Klansman in the KKK.
“The @sltrib and @Patbagley compare me to the KKK, the radical hate group that terrorized me in my youth, because I am one of many sounding the alarm of the trauma being faced by women and children crossing the border. This is pathetic.
#wokeracism” Owens tweeted.
Pat Bagley wrote “I can’t speak to the Black experience (obviously). But I can speak to the effect the words @RepBurgessOwens used have on White people. From time immemorial they have been used to stir up irrational fear and animosity”
Rick Gorka replied “The humanitarian crisis at the border and @BurgessOwens
calling attention to what is happening does not give you license you equate him to the KKK.”
“It is a despicable attack from a racist newspaper. But keep trying explain it away,” he added.
Kat Cammack wrote “This is pathetic and wrong. I’ve witnessed firsthand exactly what @BurgessOwens talked about at the border. Implying similarities between him and the KKK is despicable.
@sltrib should be ashamed.”