Daniel Penny Breaks Silence, Shames Al Sharpton: ‘This Had Nothing to Do with Race, I Judge a Person Based on Their Character’

U.S. Marine veteran Daniel Penny broke his silence in an interview with the New York Post where he shamed AOC and Al Sharpton.

Penny fired back at those accusing him of racism and also spoke about his own life and his time in the Marines.

Penny has become the center of a firestorm in the media as race-baiting Democrats and their allies use him as a pawn in their divisive racism agenda.

He was one of several bystanders who were forced to intervene when a deranged man started violently threatening passengers on the New York City Subway.

While they waited for authorities to arrive on the busy Subway car, Penny and others had to restrain Jordan Neely, who tragically died.

Despite the circumstances, Penny has been charged with “manslaughter” by George Soros-funded Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

AOC and Sharpton have been publicly making false allegations about Penny and Neely’s death in an effort to make the issue about race.

Sharpton even claimed Penny is a “vigilante” who is motivated by racism and shockingly accused the Marine of “executing” Neely.

“This had nothing to do with race,” Penny said.

“I judge a person based on their character.

“I’m not a white supremacist.

“I mean, it’s, it’s a little bit comical.

“Everybody who’s ever met me can tell you, I love all people, I love all cultures.

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“You can tell by my past and all my travels and adventures around the world.

“I was actually planning a road trip through Africa before this happened.

“I’m a normal guy. I was going to my gym.

“There’s a pool there. I like to swim.

“I was living in the East Village,” he revealed.

“I take the subway multiple times a day.

“I think the New York transit system is the best in the world and I’ve been all over the world.”

When asked what he would say to Jordan Neely’s family he said:

“I’m deeply saddened by the loss of life.

“It’s tragic what happened to him.

“Hopefully, we can change the system that’s so desperately failed us.”

When asked if he would do it again he said he would.

“You know, I live an authentic and genuine life.

“And I would — if there was a threat and danger in the present…

“I always do what I think is right.”

Penny was asked about comments made by Al Sharpton, the man who gave a noxious eulogy for Neely that was full of falsehoods.

Penny responded by hitting Sharpton where it really hurts by saying he doesn’t know who the civil rights grifter is.

“I don’t really know celebrities that well,” he said.

He said about dealing with sudden notoriety and the sham charges from Alvin Bragg:

“If you’re faced with all these challenges, you have to remain calm.

“What’s the point of worrying about something, worrying is not going to make your problems disappear.

“I attribute this to my father and grandfather.

“They are very very stoic.”

“I don’t have social media because I really don’t like the attention and I just think there are better ways to spend your time.

“I don’t like the limelight.”

Penny, who was deployed twice with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, said of joining the service:

“Growing up in the wake of 9/11 and the terrorist attacks in a community full of firemen, first responders, police officers, it was like, I needed to serve my community in some way.

“We went to Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Greece, and Spain.

“We stayed off the coast of Iran for a bit.

“It was during that whole drone thing when they were shooting stuff down and stuff.

“I love to travel.

“It really changed my perspective of the world for sure.

“I’m very thankful for being able to travel so much.

“Just the friendliness and welcoming of everyone and everywhere that I went to.

“And even before I deployed, you know, a lot of my friends I served with in my platoon came from all over a lot from Central America and Mexico, that, you know, I’ve opened up my, my eyes to their cultures and their perspectives.

“I loved leading Marines and I love being around Marines.

“I love helping people.”


Penny’s attorney Thomas Kenniff said:

“I can tell you that the threats, the menacing, the terror that Jordan Neely introduced to that train has already been well documented.

“I don’t think it’s going to even be controverted.

“There are numerous witnesses from all different walks of life who have absolutely no motive to do anything other than to recount what actually happened.

“They are uniform in their recollection of events.”

READ MORE: Daniel Penny Humiliates AOC: ‘I Was Actually Planning a Road Trip Through Africa before This Happened’

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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