Clueless star and conservative commentator Stacey Dash delivered a bizarre defense of President Trump’s infamous “both sides” response to the deadly Charlottesville rally last summer, telling MSNBC’s Ari Melber that she’s “not here to judge” neo-Nazis.
In her first television appearance since announcing she is running for Congress in California’s 44th district, Melber asked the Fox News contributor if she thinks Jeff Sessions should be suing the state of California over its “sanctuary” laws.
“Well, I think that, you know, we have to respect law enforcement. We have to respect laws,” she said.
When Melber urged her to “go on,” Dash replied, “Well, that’s it.”
Melber then asked Dash if she supported stricter gun laws.
“I support the Bill of Rights. That’s what I support,” she said, adding that it’s up to parents to keep weapons of war out of teenagers’ hands.
Dash also revealed that she supports the repeal of Obamacare but declined to offer an alternative to those who would lose their insurance.
“Well, they’ll get — I mean there’s, of course, they’ll be another solution,” she said. “But Obamacare is not working. We know that.”
Then, Melber asked Dash about Trump’s controversial comments after last summer’s events in Charlottesville, asking her if she agreed with the president’s assessment that there was “blame on both sides” after a reported neo-Nazi mowed down a counter-protester at the far-right rally on Aug. 12, 2017
“I think he’s absolutely right,” she said of Trump. “There were two extreme sides and here’s what it boils down to, our right. They had a right to assemble. Both sides had a right but they were both extremes.”
Asked if she really believes there were really “good people” marching with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, Dash told Melber, “I’m not here to judge. The only one who can judge is God. Do I know every person in the neo-Nazi party, if they have a good heart or not? No, I don’t.”
“Do I know every member of a gang whether they have a good heart or not? No, I don’t. Do I know every man in prison, if he has a good heart or not? No,” she added.