CNN’s John King was caught on a hot mic Monday mocking the Black Lives Matter movement suggesting that in the 1840s, there should have been the “Irish Lives Matter movement.”
Speaking at the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said, “Today, today, however, I want to share a Philadelphia story you probably don’t know. In 1844, an early version of the Know Nothing political party held a rally here to protest the threat that Irish Catholic immigrants posed to the American way of life. They claimed these immigrants, these people like my family, were more like likely to commit crimes than native born citizens.”
“That’s the Irish Lives Matter movement,” King commented over Kenney’s speech.
“Does that sound familiar? This rhetoric led to riots, St. Michael and St. Augustine churches were burned to the ground,” Kenney continued.