Fox host 'for Tasing anyone in Code Pink' after Hillary heckled
A Fox News morning host has a novel idea to handle those pesky Code Pink protesters who disrupt political events and Congressional hearings: 50,000 volts of electricity.
Brian Kilmead shared his ever-so-evolved views on crowd control Monday morning in a Fox & Friends discussion of a Code Pink-disrupted Hillary Clinton speech. His answer to annoying anti-war types? Tasers or Billy clubs.
“They should Tase this guy,” Kilmead says. “At one point with security so high and tensions on edge, don’t you think they’re going to get at the very least Tased or beaten to a pulp by somebody? These people look threatening.”
Kilmead's Taser-lust came one day after a 20-year-old Maryland man died after being shocked by police.
The other hosts argue for some restraint when dealing with feisty, pink-clad protesters.
“Why should they tase him? He’s not resisting arrest,” co-host Steve Doocy says, injecting some much-needed rationality into the conversation.
The protest-of-the moment, came during a recent Clinton speech in Los Angeles on global warming.
“Were you invited to speak here this afternoon?” Clinton scolds the protester as he is removed by security.
The Fox hosts used the disruption to remind viewers of Code Pink’s habit of disrupting Capitol Hill hearings, and they re-played the famous “don’t Tase me bro” sound-bite from a University of Florida student earlier this year. The student’s screams seemed to delight the hosts, and Kilmead clearly wanted to hear more of them.
“I would be for Tasing anyone in Code Pink,” he says. “I’m pro-Pink Tasing.”
The following video is from Fox's Fox & Friends, broadcast on November 19, 2007.