*Conservative activist Candace Owens was invited to take part in a roundtable discussion about race relations with Vice President Mike Pence in Washington Thursday.
Pence tweeted that he met with a small group of Black Americans to explore “how we can move our Nation forward in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd and the protests and rioting that have ensued.”
As noted by The Daily Mail, Pence did not tag Owens in the photo, but did tag three Black conservatives: Heritage Foundation President Kay Cole James, Center for Urban Renewal and Education founder Star Parker and Elroy Sailor, who previously served on the Trump transition team, the report states.
Owens’ meeting with the vice president comes a day after she caught heat over a video post in which she said Floyd was a ‘horrible human being’ who had a criminal record and abused narcotics.
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In a Facebook Live clip that she shared on Twitter, Owens detailed her issue with Black folks holding up Floyd as a ‘martyr’ or hero.
“We are unique in that we are the only people that fight and scream and demand support and justice for the people in our community who are up to no good,” she said of Black America.
“George Floyd was not an amazing person,” she added.
“As soon as this video hit the internet, I did just basic searches,” Owens said, noting that she found was Floyd’s criminal record.
“First and foremost George Floyd, at the time of his arrest, was high on fentanyl and methamphetamine,” Owens said. She also mentioned a 2007 robbery involving a a pregnant women and Floyd holding a gun to her abdomen.
“And this was the biggest instant I had that made me realize this is a horrible human being, that I’m not going to pretend is a good person,” said Owens.
“Why are we pretending that this criminal should be upheld as a citizen, as a martyr, or black America?” she asked.
Following her meeting with Pence at the White House, Owens tweeted: “Black lives only matter to white liberals, every 4 years, ahead of an election. I’m so sorry to those of you that thought otherwise.”
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