Covington Mom: Our Boys were “Targeted” for Being Christian, Pro-Life, their Skin Color, and wearing MAGA Hats
Jill Hamlin, a Covington Catholic mother who chaperoned students to D.C. tells Fox & Friends what happened on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Asked if the boys were targeted for wearing MAGA hats, Hamlin replied:
“I think that was one of the reasons they were targeted. And I think they were also targeted for what they stood for. Which is Christianity, the Right for Life, and they were singled out. And I believe partially because of the color of their skin, they were targeted.”
Hamlin spoke about the “horrific insults” directed at students as they gathered on the steps of the memorial to await buses for their return trip home.
“They were screaming horrible, horrible things that I will not repeat to our children. To children. Not adults. They were screaming them at children.
She confirmed that students asked and received permission from a teacher to sing school cheers. “We wanted to drown out the hate. The hatred message that was being thrown at our children.”
Asked about the initial statement released by the Diocese of Covington condemning the students, Hamlin said she was, “very, very disheartened and saddened that they rushed to judgement”.
She expressed concern for the threats of violence against Covington students and their families that forced officials to cancel school today. “It’s scary. My son works. I’ve been nervous to have him even go to his job. I don’t know who’s out there and what they’re doing.”
“We just don’t know what the volatility of the situation is with these people that react, and they don’t know the full story, and it’s very scary.”