Since the beginning of the protests and riots that have gripped the nation when George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota several weeks ago, Sen. Marco Rubio (R) has been pointing to the verified truth that anarchists and criminals have co-opted the peaceful protests and underminded “legitimate protestors.”
You only need to look as far as what is happening in Seattle, where anarchists turned their “Black Lives Matter” protest into an anti-Government seizure of a portion of the city.
In Miami, anarchists were behind the short-lived unrest that took place after Floyd died, leaving their “hammer and sickle” signature Soviet symbol when they vandalizing a Christopher Columbus statue in Downtown Miami.
But while it is abundantly clear that anarchists are behind much of the property damage and assaults committed in the name of George Floyd, House Democrats continue to turn a blind eye to the obvious anarchist threat, and instead of condemning those radical groups, these Democrats are questioning Republicans like Sen. Rubio who are.
“Senator you have been focusing only on this issue,” stated Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) “ I’m not sure what you’re trying to achieve here. Let me just ask you, do you believe and can you say Black Lives Matter? Will you support the Floyd Justice in Policing Act? Stop deflecting and start acting.”
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell was responding to Rubio’s Sunday tweet calling on those like Mucarsel-Powell who are saying that “extremists aren’t behind the violence, looting & vandalism,” to tell Americans who they believe is behind it all.
Senator you have been focusing only on this issue. I’m not sure what you’re trying to achieve here. Let me just ask you, do you believe and can you say Black Lives Matter? Will you support the Floyd Justice in Policing Act? Stop deflecting and start acting. https://t.co/o86EIqlw8G
— Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (@RepDMP) June 14, 2020
“Those who say extremists aren’t behind the violence, looting & vandalism should tell us who they believe is behind it,” tweeted Rubio “Are they claiming the legitimate protestors are to blame? Fact is the legitimate organizers have gone to great lengths to stop agitators from hijacking protest
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell was recently asked if she supported President Trump’s calling for the designation of ANTIFA as a terrorist organization, but she decided not to directly answer the question.
“I don’t personally know any member of the ANTIFA movement here in our community,” said Mucarsel-Powell “I think that if he (Trump) has any evidence of this he needs to provide it especially to the judiciary committee as we conduct investigations.”
A CNN reporter recently filed his story within Seattle’s “autonomous” sector and stated that there was “No doubt that some of these protestors are armed” with firearms. Since the beginning of the riots, many criminals used bats and other objects to assault small business owners and police, several used guns to shoot and kill law enforcement.
Incredible CNN segment. Reporter says how peaceful it is in CHAZ. One of the protesters crashes the shot and tries to organize people to interrupt the report. Reporter then says “no doubt some of these protesters are armed” (contradicting CNN's report): https://t.co/FBiJaGifZR pic.twitter.com/AnQBI0QOm8
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) June 12, 2020