Over the weekend, conservative commentator Candace Owens, who has a forthcoming talkshow with The Daily Wire, teased a potential run for President of the United States in social media posts that went viral.
“I love America,” she posted to Twitter on Saturday. “Thinking about running for President.”
One critic responded to Owens, “Today’s GOP is fundamentally an authoritarian white nationalist party. Candace Owen[s] would NEVER be their nominee.”
The author and new mother quote-tweeted the post and responded: “This won’t age well.”
Hours following Owens’ tease at a run for POTUS, the commentator, who has become an increasingly prominent voice on the right, emphasized that it’s “an important time in our country,” urging Republicans to “[s]peak up.”
“If you’re smarter than a 5th grader, you realize that the radical Left is trying to brainwash the world into believing January 6th was similar to 9/11 or Pearl Harbor,” Owens said, referring to the breach of the U.S. Capitol led by far-right election protesters. “Absurd. Just a sloppy attempt to justify censoring, surveilling & treating half our country like terrorists.”
“Every good dictator needs a ‘reason’ and a ‘justification’ for locking up, censoring, and criminalizing all acts of political dissent,” she said. “That is why I will #NeverForgetJanury6th Because it’s become a justification for evil against half our country who remain innocent.”
“For any conservatives who do not have the courage to admit this and are capitulating to the sweeping acts that are being committed against citizens—including President Trump—you will come to regret such spinelessness,” she said in part in reference to social media platforms censoring voices on the right. “This is an important time in our country,” she added. “Speak up.”