Fox News contributor on Seattle protests: “This fight’s coming to your front door, to every single person watching”

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Citation From the June 15, 2020, edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Let's fast-forward a little bit to the autonomous zone that continues to thrive in Seattle. They stopped them as they started to spring up in other cities, thankfully. The Seattle's police chief Carmen Best, who flat-out said “it was not my decision to abandon the precinct,” said this yesterday.


CARMEN BEST (SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF): I believe, especially after I was at a march yesterday, or the day before yesterday, with Black Lives Matter, and I was looking at the 60,000 people that were there — signs saying, you know, “Defund the police,” “Stop police brutality,” you know, “No qualified immunity” — and there were thousands of people carrying those particular signs. And I just realized, it was a moment, an epiphany, that this is a pivotal moment in history. We are going to move in a different direction, and policing will never the same as it was before.


KILMEADE: I'm not sure what that means —

DAN BONGINO (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Yeah, I mean, I really can't believe —

KILMEADE: Dan, do you know?

BONGINO: I can't believe where we are right now, that in the United States of America we're having conversations about defunding the police, about a group of protesters who have taken over an area of a small city — and where in America, if you dare to say something so uncontroversial as “All Lives Matter,” you're stigmatized as some kind of a racist?

I mean, think about this, guys. Where are we right now? You have a bunch of protesters who have taken over a small city, and we're wondering what to do. Is this insane? I mean, what comes next — the guillotine inside there? I mean, this is really insane. Somebody's got to do something.

I'm telling you, too, one more thing before I go, I know we're — this fight's coming to your front door, to every single person watching. I am not kidding. Something happened this week at my house that has never — it's shaken me to the core. It's not violent, everybody's okay, I don't want to be dramatic. But it shook me. My kids aren't even being left out of this.

You are going to have to pick a damn side, and there is a right side to this, and there's a wrong side to this. And the right side is real, authentic justice. Not street justice, not burning down the damn Wendy's, not taking over a small town, and not crapping on people because they believe every life in this country matters.

Everyone's going to have to take a stand. You cannot sit this one out, anymore. Everyone's got to stand up and do the right thing. This fight, I promise you, is coming to your front door.