Politics

GOP Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel Blames 'Hip-Hop' Culture for Gun Violence (Audio)

| by Michael Allen

A teaser for the radio program Right Side Radio features GOP Senate candidate Chris McDaniel claiming that the "morally bankrupt" culture of "hip-hop" is to blame for the rise of gun violence.

The blog Dark Horse Mississippi posted a teaser (audio below) for the radio show in which McDaniel states, "The reason Canada is breaking out with brand new gun violence has nothing to do with the United States and guns."

"It has everything to do with a culture that is morally bankrupt," said McDaniel. "What kind of culture is that? It's called hip-hop."

“I want to know anything about hip-hop that’s been good for this country," McDaniel continues. "This is not about race, because there are just as many hip-hopping white kids as there are hip-hopping black kids.”

“It’s a problem with a culture that values prison more than college, that values rap and destruction of community values more than it does poetry, a culture that can’t stand education, that just can’t get control of itself,” adds McDaniel.

According to RawStory.com, McDaniel also claims that poverty does not cause crime because of the looting in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

“In New Orleans, when that big flood came with Hurricane Katrina and those guys were out there with big-screen TVs on their backs, they weren’t stealing the TVs because they were in poverty,” stated McDaniel.

McDaniel also claimed that water boarding is a "fairly humane form of torture" that worked on alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad.

However, the CIA inspector general said in 2009 that he "could not in good conscience reach a definitive conclusion about whether... the enhanced techniques in the aggregate really worked," notes Mother Jones.

Sources: Dark Horse Mississippi, RawStory.com, Mother Jones