During House Judiciary hearing on police brutality, Fox’s Dan Bongino says “all lives matter”

Bongino: “I don’t know why you’re making a racial thing out of it.”

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Citation From the House Judiciary Committee Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability

REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES (D-NY): Mr. Bongino, the police are at times able to show restraint under very difficult circumstances -- is that correct?

DAN BONGINO: Of course. 

JEFFRIES: Let's review a few examples. In 2012, James Holmes entered a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and opened fire on an audience, killing 12 people and injuring 70. Mr. Holmes was heavily armed with a AR-15, 12-gauge shotgun, and .40-caliber handgun. Yet he was taken into police custody outside of that very same movie theater without incident. Mr. Bongino, James Holmes is white -- is that correct?

BONGINO: I’m not sure of his background. I didn’t know James Holmes personally.

JEFFRIES: He’s white. 2014, Dylann Roof massacred nine Black parishioners at Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston. Mr. Roof was heavily armed, with a high-powered glock, .45-caliber pistol, and 88 rounds. The police somehow arrested Dylann Roof without incident and even treated him to Burger King. Mr. Bongino, Dylan Roof is white -- is that correct?

BONGINO: Yeah. I don’t know where you’re going with this. So if he’s white, that doesn’t make him any better or -- it was any awful thing he did, whether he was white or Black. I’m not sure where you were going with this. 

JEFFRIES: Correct. Dylann Roof was white. And last year -- 

BONGINO: He's awful.

JEFFRIES: In El Paso, Texas, Patrick Crusius killed 23 people and injured dozens during a shooting rampage. He used an AK-47 and was heavily armed yet somehow he was arrested without incident. Mr. Bongino, Patrick Crusius was white -- is that correct?

BONGINO: Sir, I have no idea of his -- I don’t know his parentage.

JEFFRIES: He was white. 

BONGINO: Again, I don’t know why you’re making a racial thing out of it.   

JEFFRIES: Reclaiming my time. Because Black lives matter, sir. 

BONGINO: Yeah. All lives matter, sir. Every single life matters, white, black, Asian.