By: Lawrence Synder | 01-06-2017 | News

Gingrich Questions Hate Crime Debate on Facebook Live Torture Video, Blames Obama

Shortly after reports of the four African American suspects kidnapping and torturing a white teen in Chicago surfaced, there has been a debate whether the heinous act should be considered as a hate crime or not. But as pointed out by Newt Gingrich, the topic is non-debatable since if the racial backgrounds of the individuals involved are reversed, then liberals would automatically consider it as a hate crime.

Earlier this week, police officers arrested four black suspects for torturing a white mentally disabled teen. The incident was recorded by the suspects and shared via Facebook Live. As they were beating the suspect, the suspects can be heard yelling "F*ck Trump" and "F*ck white people" in the background.

The video immediately sparked national outrage and while others are considering it as a hate crime, there are those who question if it's right to label it as such.

As noted by Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House, the fact that there is a debate on the matter is an insult to the victim and anyone who was affected by the crime.

In the past, crimes committed by white individuals on African Americans were immediately regarded as racially motivated. However, in the incident in Chicago, there are still those who refuse to call it a hate crime primarily because the victim is white.

"If this had been done to an African-American by four whites, every liberal in the country would be outraged and there would be no question that it is a hate crime," Gingrich said during his appearance at "Fox & Friends" according to Townhall.

Gingrich then went on to say that the worsening racial tension in the country emerged during Barack Obama's administration, a time where African Americans and minorities felt they were being marginalized by society. This resulted in causing them to react drastically to various events.

"I think people feel that they're really alienated from their government and have no one to turn to," he said. "And you end up with this kind of really destructive and, I think, frightening kind of development."

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