Sarah Palin claimed that she didn’t get history wrong when she said, last week, that Paul Revere “warned the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms.” She also attacked the media for accurately reporting her quote.
Palin, a paid Fox News contributor, told “Fox News Sunday” that she was correct. She says there were British soldiers in the area for years before Revere’s legendary ride, and that he was warning them, as well as his fellow colonists.
“Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there that ‘hey, you’re not going to take American arms, you are not going to beat our own well-armed persons individual private militia that we have.'”
She blamed her previous answer on the media, saying it was a “gotcha question.”
The Paul Revere House’s website says that on April 18, 1775, Dr. Joseph Warren instructed Revere to ride to Lexington, Mass., to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them.