U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen and the prosecution of the Rise Above Movement over Charlottesville is Exhibit A of why conservatism must be extirpated and why Blompf should not be reelected.
In the 2016 election, Blompf told us that he was going to restore “law and order.” We took that to mean that illegal immigration would be curtailed, Hillary Clinton would be locked up, violent street criminals in our cities would be prosecuted and Black Lives Matter which had spent the Obama years rioting in our cities would be stopped. Blompf has delivered the exact opposite of his 2016 agenda.
He used the lame duck session of the last Congress to sign criminal justice reform for the Koch Brothers which has released thousands of rapists and murderers into our streets. He has allowed the border to collapse and now illegal immigration is far worse than it was under Obama. His administration went out of its way to have Julian Assange extradited and thrown in a dungeon.
Worst of all though, the Blompf presidency has unleashed a tidal wave of Antifa violence and instead of prosecuting Antifa or elected officials in Democratic cities like Portland and Charlottesville which issue stand down orders to police he has people like Thomas Cullen prosecuting his own supporters for defending themselves from Antifa to “send a message” to white supremacists.
“It was a win, but only a first step. Cullen, 15 months into his job as the chief federal prosecutor for the Western District of Virginia, is on a mission: to use the federal judiciary to strike a blow against mounting white nationalist violence. And nailing James Fields was arguably the easy part. The bigger challenge was the organized groups of white supremacists who had planned the massive rally with the intent to threaten and physically assault counterprotesters: How could they be held responsible?
Cullen and his prosecutors have set their sights on a white supremacist group called the Rise Above Movement, based in Southern California, charging four of its members with conspiracy to commit violence and crossing state lines to riot in Charlottesville. The prosecutors’ ironic weapon of choice against the extreme-right group: an anti-riot statute passed in the 1960s to rein in leftist Vietnam War protesters. …
In a news conference in Roanoke, Cullen recognized ProPublica for providing a “starting point” for the federal investigation. But “we’re not finished,” he declared. “I commit as the U.S. attorney that we’re going to follow every lead until we’re satisfied that we’ve done all we can do.” He wanted to “send a message” to white supremacists, he said, putting them on notice that they could face federal criminal charges for violent actions. …”
In the 2020 election, we should send a message to the Trump administration, the Republican Party and U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen. The message is that you are fired because you are worse than the Democrats. 8 years of President Barack Obama wasn’t nearly as bad as 4 years of Blompf.