Former member of Congress and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Trey Gowdy, recently spoke out against the social justice warriors in charge of “cancel culture” who are targeting the national anthem as “offensive.”
He didn’t hold back.
Gowdy told Fox News, “what started as a legitimate conversation about inequities in our justice system has now morphed into ‘Let’s just change the entire country and change the entire culture.”
His comments followed Yahoo Music Editor-in-Chief Lyndsey Parker’s published a story that claimed Francis Scott Key, the composer of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” had a history of racist behavior and was a “known slaveholder,” suggesting the anthem should be replaced.
Parker asked, “is it time for this country to dispense with ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and adopt a new anthem with a less troubling history and a more inclusive message?”
Gowdy had no problem answering the hypothetical, saying “if people want to change things, more power to them. I mean, the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ hasn’t changed in the 55 years I’ve been on Earth,” he went on. “And up until about 24 hours ago, I never heard anyone offended by it.
“So, if we’re going through a period in our country where we’re going to look at everything … I mean, think about this… in every federal building there is a picture of Donald Trump. Okay?” he added.
“Half the country doesn’t like that. And, five years ago, there was a picture of Barack Obama and half the country didn’t like that. So, are we going to go into federal buildings and start taking down pictures we don’t like?”
Then he asked the ultimate question that many Americans are asking too, when it comes to cancel culture.
“Where does this stop?”