On November 28, 18-year-old Ohio State University student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali refugee, used his car and a butcher’s knife to injure eight people. The terrorist group ISIS took responsibility for the attack. Artan’s brief reign of terror ended when OSU Officer Alan Horujko shot and killed him. Officer Horujko saved lives that day. He’s a hero, but some of the Left ran with the initial reported that Artan was armed with a firearm. It prompted former Clinton running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) to step in it by tweeting about the “senseless act of gun violence” at OSU; he later corrected following the new reports. Yet, liberal commentator for Fox News Nomiki Konst said on Megyn Kelly’s show on Tuesday that maybe Officer Horujko rushed to judgment during this possible terrorist attack. Dana Loesch was also a guest (via The Blaze/Sara Gonzalez):
Konst’s response left both Kelly and Loesch stunned.
“Senator Kaine should not have rushed to judgment, should have waited for the facts to come in, as should have the police that were there who ended up shooting — who we now know — is someone who aligned himself with ISIS,” Konst said.
Kelly interrupted her response to clarify: “Did you say the police should have exercised more self-control?”
Konst continued: “They want to make sure the attacker is still alive so they can question him.” She maintained that the police officer should have shot to injure the terrorist and not kill him.
Loesch corrected her, “That’s not how any of the training goes. … You have no idea what you’re talking about, Nomicki. The officer is a hero. He absolutely is a hero,” adding, “We’ve got to stop the gun-free zones.”
An incredulous Kelly chimed in later, “He should have questioned him while he was sticking the knife into people’s throats, got it.”
Yeah, this exchange is brutal, but I’ll just leave it here for your entertainment. We need to not rush to judgment when it comes to neutralizing terrorist acts? No wonder why no one trusts the Left with national security policy.