In what can only be described as an epic moment at Politicon, a political convention with panelists from the left and the right, Brandon Straka of the WalkAway campaign confronted CNN’s April Ryan, who was speaking on a panel called “Being Black Under Trump,” and called her out for misleading people about the president with fake news. Watch the April Ryan run away from criticism:
After listening to as much lying, race-baiting, & fear mongering as I could take from a panel of 7 black leftists called “Being black under Trump” at @Politicon today, I called out @AprilDRyan for the liar she is & harm she & @CNN have caused.
— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) October 28, 2019
Straka is the founder of the WalkAway movement for former Democrats who are walking away from the party that has done nothing for them. Straka has been sponsoring town halls across the country featuring LGBT, Hispanic, and black minorities who feel abandoned by Democrats and embraced by Trump. Former Democrat voters have uploaded their WalkAway videos to Straka’s YouTube page by the thousands.
The thing that Democrats have always been better at than Republicans is public protest and organizing. It’s good to have someone like Straka fighting the good fight because he’s effective at getting media attention and attracting young people to his movement. If Republican lawmakers can’t go anywhere without being confronted by protesters, then Democrat lawmakers and their enablers in the media should have a similar experience. Maybe then everyone could go back to being civil again.
Megan Fox is the author of “Believe Evidence; The Death of Due Process from Salome to #MeToo.” Follow on Twitter @MeganFoxWriter