Former Miss Alabama 1993 Kalyn Chapman James got grilled for her controversial comments about the Dallas sniper by Sean Hannity Tuesday on his Fox News Channel show.
Hannity immediately went on the offensive, kicking off the interview with, “You obviously don’t value human life, do you?”
James denied the allegation and elaborated on both her controversial Facebook Live video — in which she called Dallas sniper Micah Xavier Johnson a “martyr” — and her “conflicted” emotions at the time. James said she “absolutely” feels “so sad” for the slain police officers now, and has even interacted with one of their wives via the same social media platform.
“What do you define a ‘martyr’ as? A martyr is a person who feels like they are dying for a cause — it’s not my cause,” she told Hannity. “It doesn’t mean it’s a good cause and it doesn’t mean it’s a just cause. I think he told the police that he felt like he was dying for a cause.”
Hannity wasn’t having that.
“You’re smiling and you’re acting like, ‘Oh, I’m a compassionate person’ — but that sounded like a person who really was happy that people were killed,” Hannity said. “I don’t know why — maybe you want your job back …”
“The good thing about this country is that all of us is entitled to their opinion,” she replied. “My ancestors died so that I can express my feelings.”
James was suspended by her employer, a PBS station in south Florida, after her controversial comments went viral.
Hannity then returned to the “martyr” word, a focus that didn’t sit very well with his calm guest.
“People want to hang on to that word, because there are racist people out there who want use that word to push their racist agenda,” she stated.
They then did another round on whether or not the cop killer was a “martyr” — watch the full fiery interview above.