“Equal protection of the laws” means that mayors and governors cannot selectively stand down because they fear the political price for confronting a particular mob.— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) June 23, 2020
Maintaining the peace is these leaders’ duty. It is not an option that depends on the lawbreakers’ politics. pic.twitter.com/o37g7EcXkf
Are you kidding me?
When the Democrat governor of Virginia and the City of Charlottesville colluded to have the police stand down at the Unite the Right rally in August 2017, Mitch McConnell and the GOP blamed us exclusively for what happened in Charlottesville even though we had won in federal court.
The GOP Senate unanimously condemned us while exempting Black Lives Matter and Antifa and Terry McAuliffe and the City of Charlottesville from any blame for what happened that day. Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio celebrated Antifa as heroes. Then Trump’s Justice Department and the FBI systematically arrested and imprisoned White Nationalists including people who never even left their house for defending Trump supporters while doing nothing about Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
Berkeley and Portland have been lawless zones for years. Charlottesville was another step in the trend of Democratic cities refusing to enforce the law against leftwing mobs. Then came the Proud Boys who were attacked and imprisoned in New York City. The GOP has sat back and done nothing while a mob has taken over part of Seattle and launched an insurrection all over the country. The same federal law enforcement agencies which KILLED PEOPLE at Ruby Ridge and Waco have ignored CHAZ/CHOP.
The GOP doesn’t care about equal protection under the law. It doesn’t care about defending our borders. It doesn’t care about violent anarchist mobs attacking American citizens and Democratic cities becoming modern day sundown towns. It certainly doesn’t care about our monuments. It doesn’t care about social media censorship. All it cares about is catering to the interests of wealthy donors.
Note: If you live in Kentucky, DO NOT vote to reelect Mitch McConnell in November. The only thing worse than having no representation in Congress is the illusion of being represented by Mitch McConnell.