Fox News Analyst on Reparations: America Should Get 'Credit' for Ending Slavery 'Within 150 Years'

Fox News analyst Katie Pavlich argued that America should get "credit" for being "the first country to end" slavery "in 150 years" while discussing reparations on the cable news network on Tuesday.

During a segment on Outnumbered, the show's panelists discussed 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) support of reparations for the descendants of former slaves, which had been promised by the U.S. government following the Civil War but never delivered. "I love the idea of this congressional commission," the Massachusetts Democrat said during a CNN town hall at Jackson State University Monday evening. "I believe it's time to start the national, full-blown conversation about reparations."

Before Pavlich offered her perspective, she noted she had "two pretty strong views."

"They keep blaming America for the sin of slavery. But the truth is, throughout human history, slavery has existed and America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years," she said, "We get no credit for that, to move forward and try and make good on that."

The conservative commentator went on to condemn reparations, on the grounds that they implicate people who weren't involved in slavery. "We were the first country that decided to end it, and we're still dealing with the issue. But if you want to start a problem and to inflame racial tension even more, start blaming people who have nothing to do with slavery, for the sin of slavery," Pavlich said.

"That's not fair, that's not the American way, and we shouldn't be doing it."

America's ban of slavery began to take effect from 1863, with former President Abraham Lincoln's passing of the emancipation proclamation. However, several countries—including France, Brazil and Portugal—moved to outlaw the practice years earlier.

Pavlich later corrected herself on social media. "Should have said one of* [the] first countries, from the point of founding," she tweeted. "My argument stands, but please @soledadobrien please continue name calling as your argument and the smearing of America as the originator of slavery."

Although Warren didn't explicitly call for direct payments last night, she backed a House bill to more thoroughly analyze the issue and address racial injustice. "This is a stain on America and we're not going to fix that, we're not going to change that, until we address it head on, directly," the Democratic presidential candidate said. "And make no mistake, it's not just the original founding. It's just what happened generation after generation."

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Fox news analyst Katie Pavich on Tuesday argued that American should get "credit" for ending slavery "within 150 years" during a discussion on the network about reparations. Fox News/Screenshot
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