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Krauthammer’s Take: Bundy Turned Into A ‘Conservative Hero’ Too Quickly

Conservative commentators were out in force Thursday to denounce Cliven Bundy’s comments about race, and Charles Krauthammer followed suit on Special Report earlier this evening.

“It isn’t enough to say I don’t agree with what he said. This is a despicable statement. You have to disassociate yourself entirely from the man. It’s not like the words exist here and the man exists here,” he said.

Krauthammer noted that Bundy doesn’t recognize the authority of the United States of America, and asked why that makes him a patriot to some people.

“I love this country, I love the constitution, and it’s the constitution that established the government that all of us have to recognize. And for him to reject it was the beginning of all of this,” he said.

Krauthammer warned against making a “conservative hero” out of someone who simply takes a stance against the government. He suggest people “wait, watch, and think” before deeming someone a hero.

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