Al Sharpton Contends FBI Probe Into NASCAR ‘Noose’ Wrong, Wants Further Investigation: Why Was Bubba Assigned That Garage?
On Wednesday, controversial race activist Al Sharpton contended the FBI findings concerning an apparent “noose” found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall was incorrect, calling for further investigation.
As noted by The Daily Wire on Tuesday, the FBI concluded that Mr. Wallace, who is black, was not the victim of a hate crime, noting that the garage pulley in question has been used in the garage since last fall, long before Wallace was assigned the stall.
“It was a noose, so the question is even if they did not know that Bubba Wallace was going to use that stall, why was a noose in the stall?” Sharpton said on MSNBC airwaves, suggesting Wallace’s assignment to the garage was marred by racial malice.
“I do not think we’ve seen closure in this particular inquiry,” he added.
National Review editor Charles C. W. Cooke called Sharpton’s commentary “Deeply irresponsible,” in a Wednesday morning tweet.
According to Sharpton, Wallace is also not satisfied by the FBI findings: “Clearly, from what we just saw from Bubba Wallace, it does not seem he, who is the victim and possible target in this matter seems to be satisfied with this,” the activist said during the MSNBC appearance.
Sharpton not ready to give up on the NASCAR “noose” story: "It’s clear what a noose represents … And then did someone know that it was in the stall when they did belatedly assign Bubba there? ... I do not think that we’ve seen closure in this particular inquiry." pic.twitter.com/xzq5hQIWC5— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 24, 2020