Kansas State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, who is seeking the Republican nomination to replace retiring Rep. Lynn Jenkins, visited the July 2 meeting of the Leavenworth County Republican Party where he gave a wide-ranging, 30-minute speech in which he said, “We are being told that Western civilization is the problem in the world,” Fitzgerald said. “Outside of Western civilization there is only barbarism.”
He added: “Our Judeo-Christian ethic is what is civilization. And that is what is under attack here and abroad. It also goes by a different name. Christendom. It’s under attack. And even speaking about it can bring you under attack. It has brought me under attack.”
Well? Is he wrong about that? Is he wrong about any of that? CNN Politics presents this as a kind of can-you-freakin’-believe-this-guy? story, as if no sane, educated person in 2018 would believe such a thing. Incidentally, the CNN story notes the network obtained Fitzgerald’s speech through a “video provided by a Democratic operative.” Naturally.