Fox guest falsely claims Republicans didn't own slaves and had nothing to do with the Ku Klux Klan
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From the June 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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LARRY ELDER (TALK RADIO HOST): Only about 5% of white people have any sort of generational connection to slavery. The government did not own slaves. Republicans did not own slaves. Democrats owned slaves. Democrats founded the KKK. Democrats opposed 13th amendment, the 14th amendment, the 15th amendment. As a percentage of the party, more Republicans voted for Civil Rights Act of 1964 than did Democrats. Maybe Democrats ought to sue themselves for reparations.
There were GOP slave owners (Benjamin Burton).
No party "created" the KKK; both parties had ties to it.
The Civil Rights Act passed with more Dem votes than GOP votes.
The Supreme Court ruling sanctioning segregation was written by a Republican.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 23, 2019