Rush Limbaugh called the Black Lives Matter movement a "terrorist group" on his Friday radio show, a day after a sniper killed five police officers during a protest in Dallas.
“They’re a terrorist group,” Limbaugh said. "They’re quickly becoming a terrorist group committing hate crimes.
Five police officers were killed and seven were wounded by a sniper late Thursday in Dallas, the worst attack on police since 9/11. The gunman was killed after a standoff when authorities deployed a robot armed with explosives.
The suspect, Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, was a former Army reservist who served from March 2009 until April 2015.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown on Friday said Johnson “said he was upset about Black Lives Matter, he said he was upset about the recent police shootings, the suspect said he was upset at white people.”
Brown said Johnson intentionally targeted white victims, especially police. But he added that he did not claim an affiliation with any group.
Limbaugh called the shootings an "act of terror."
"There's no denying. When you have a military-type triangulation assassination squad with the expressed objective, as the shooter has made clear, he wanted to kill white cops,” he said.
He also criticized Democrats, saying they tried to use tragedies like Dallas to push their political agenda.
“We have a political party that’s seeking to benefit from all of this. A political party, the Democrats, are seeking to advance their agenda with every one of these unfortunate incidents. And if that is the case, it isn’t going to stop,” said Limbaugh