Kathy Griffin Demands To 'Name And Shame' MAGA Hat Teens, Covington Boys Who Stared Down Native Elder

Nicholas Morine

In the aftermath of a controversial encounter in which a Native American activist and Vietnam War veteran, Nathan Phillips, confronted a group of Covington Catholic High School boys, comedian Kathy Griffin is calling for an escalation of the matter.

Per Heavy, Griffin took to Twitter earlier today, January 20, to demand that Covington Catholic High School publicly name the boys involved, and intimated that their doxing -- and public shaming -- was justified.

"Ps. The reply from the school was pathetic and impotent. Name these kids. I want NAMES. Shame them. If you think these f*ckers wouldn't dox you in a heartbeat, think again."

This view was countered by later reporting, via Townhall, which provided a full-length video of the event in question. A confluence of two simultaneous events -- the March for Life and the Indigenous Peoples March -- brought both Phillips and the MAGA-hat clad boys into proximity. A third group of agitators, identified by Townhall columnist Timothy Meads as Black Israelites, were also present -- and were very vocal, calling the schoolboys "f**gots" and remarking that they "don't see any n**gas" amongst the students. A man speaking out in support of Phillips can be heard calling for "you white people [to] go back to Europe!"

A full-length video of the event, which does contain crude language, is available via YouTube -- and may allow viewers to discern the details for themselves.

"Far from engaging in racially motivated harassment, the group of mostly white, MAGA-hat-wearing male teenagers remained relatively calm and restrained despite being subjected to incessant racist, homophobic, and bigoted verbal abuse by members of the bizarre religious sect Black Hebrew Israelites, who were lurking nearby... Phillips put himself between the teens and the black nationalists, chanting and drumming as he marched straight into the middle of the group of young people. What followed was several minutes of confusion: The teens couldn't quite decide whether Phillips was on their side or not, but tentatively joined in his chanting."

For their part, the students of Covington Catholic High School maintain their innocence in the face of significant public anger. In a lengthy letter purportedly published by an anonymous student at the school -- one which goes to great lengths to dismiss much of the popular media coverage of the event as falsified or selectively edited, per CBS affiliate WKYT -- the writer says that the boys are being "disparaged for a crime we did not commit."

The issue remains highly controversial and contentious, despite the release of multiple lengthy videos detailing the entire affair.