Speaking on ‘America Now’ on Thursday night, host Buck Sexton lashed-out at the “protests” sweeping the National Football League, saying the movement was totally “incoherent” and had rapidly spun out of control.
“I think that the culture war that’s playing out right now in the NFL, it does matter. It goes to who we are and what we as a people in a civil society find virtuous, what we find to be distasteful or disdainful, and that’s a discussion that is worth having,” said Buck.
“I see this protest, kneeling, and there’s so much incoherence to it already. It seems to me that when you can’t even decide as a movement what you’re protesting –never mind how you’re protesting- how can anyone take this seriously that this is about addressing and solving an issue?” asked Sexton.
“If you’re just going to go out and protest in the street and make a lot of noise […] because of inequality, you are engaged in the act of protesting for its own sake,” he added. “If you’re protesting because you want higher wages for steel workers in your hometown… then you’re raising awareness about an issue that you see a way to make better. We are miles from that with this whole NFL thing.”
“It started out as against cops who were violent against minorities, and now it’s about Trump, then it’s about the country, then it’s about the first amendment,” said Buck.
“If a movement is about whatever the person in the moment feels or says it’s about, it’s not actually a movement. It’s just an impulse, it’s just an emotion. Am I describing the Democratic party in large?” he asked.
Listen to Buck on ‘America Now’ above!