Fox News Contributor Jessica Tarlov Says Black Lives Matter’s Marxist Roots, ‘Doesn’t Concern Me’
In a discussion on a potential federal police reform bill in the Senate on Thursday, FOX News contributor Lisa Boothe, fired at fellow contributor, Jessica Tarlov, for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, despite it’s Marxist ideology.
Tarlov argued, “[Black Lives Matter is] advocating for a platform that is based on the importance of treating black people in this country equally… All lives matter cannot occur until black lives matter equally.” Boothe interjected saying, “But do the Marxist tactics not concern you?” to which Jessica said, “No, it doesn’t concern me that there are roots in Marxism.”
Boothe cited a 2015 interview with BLM co founder, Patrisse Cullors, in which Cullors described herself and fellow founders as “trained Marxists”
Boothe articulated the BLM transition from a radical group to a nationwide movement, “What I think is frightening is you have Americans and American companies endorsing the Black Lives Matter movement…”
The list of big companies in support of BLM is extensive, and includes Google, Amazon, Facebook, Walmart, Target, and Home Depot to name a few, and these companies, explained Boothe helping to bankroll the Marxist movement.
Boothe pointed out that it wasn’t very long ago that Democrats agreed with Republicans about the radical nature of BLM, “In 2015 the D triple C was actually warning democrats not to embrace [BLM], saying that the organization is too radical.” In a leaked 2015 memo the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee wrote to Democratic candidates “Don’t offer support” for the “concrete policy positions” of Black Lives Matter protesters.
Boothe expressed her dismay at the conflation of racial justice and the radical Marxist agenda of BLM.
I don’t understand why everyone is either too afraid or too dumb to realize what is blantently obvious, which is you can unequivocally believe that black lives matter in this country, while unequivocally denouncing a Marxist organization who is employing violent tactics out in the street, and I don’t understand why so many people aren’t making that case or why it is not being discussed. You see so many people cowering to this group that has roots in Marxism, which is so against what Americans stand for!
Boothe seems to be channeling the anger of many conservatives and Republican voters who are upset by the lack of leadership, clarity, and conviction from GOP representatives and party officials. Some members are even seen openly supporting Black Lives Matter.
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— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 7, 2020
Despite the incontrovertible video evidence of BLM’s Marxist leadership and political goals, the left-leaning FOX News contributor, Tarlov, insisted it “doesn’t concern me”. Her response may be an indication of just how much the Democrat Party has changed since 2015.
Eva Duffy is an intern at The Federalist and a junior at the University of Chicago where she studies American history. She loves the Midwest, J.R.R. Tolkien, writing, & her family.