Steve Scalise Justifies Deceptively Manipulating Video of Disabled Progressive Activist Ady Barkan - 2020-08-31
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Monday morning justified the deceptively edited video he shared on Twitter over the weekend, which doctored a quote by progressive activist Ady Barkan, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The Republican congressman told Fox & Friends that while the clip shouldn't have been manipulated the underlying message still stood.
Scalise found himself the target of intense backlash on Sunday after he shared the video accusing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of wanting to defund the police. The clip featured Barkan, who speaks through computer voice assistance, asking Biden at one point: "Do we agree that we can redirect some of the funding for police?"