Most people have reacted with horror and sadness to the news of the Dallas shooting, in which five police officers were killed. It was the worst loss of life for law enforcement since 9/11. The suspect was later identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, a veteran who claimed he wanted to kill as many white police officers as possible, in retaliation for deaths of black Americans at the hands of police. While most people condemned the attacks, CNN commentator Sally Kohn had a rather different take — and it’s making a lot of people very angry.
Kohn immediately rushed to politicize the tragedy with a string of offensive tweets that first inexplicably tried to link Planned Parenthood to the Dallas shooting.
Then, instead of expressing sadness or showing compassion for police in the wake of a horrific tragedy, she began pointing the finger.
Many people have been able to mourn the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the five murdered police officers with politicizing the tragedy at hand. But for Kohn, that’s apparently impossible.
Dana Loesch and Brad Thor both reacted to Kohn, with Kohn replying and putting her foot in her mouth even more.
After the predictable anger for her insensitive comments, Kohn walked back her comments and finally said that she didn’t condone violence against police officers.
Maybe next time there’s a tragedy, she could lead with a statement like that, instead of using it as an apology for thoughtless and inflammatory statements.