UPDATED 10:22 AM PT — Thursday, June 20, 2019
Retired NFL player and author Burgess Owens is blasting the Democrat Party for its dark past of suppressing black Americans.
During the House Judiciary hearing on slavery reparations Wednesday, Owens said if any modern Americans should be held responsible for the evils of slavery and forced to pay restitution for it then it should be the Democrats.
Owens went on to say reparations would only hold back African Americans, forcing them to believe they are victims — which he called the biggest insult.
Wow, Burgess Owens just stunned everyone:
“I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race… Let's pay restitution. How about the Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race…" pic.twitter.com/ZXuwncFreV
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 19, 2019
Owens proposed Democrats pay for all of the misery brought upon blacks across America’s history. His remarks come as slavery reparations have been a strong talking point for several Democrat candidates in the 2020 election.