- - Sunday, January 10, 2021

There has been a great deal of sententious cant denouncing President Trump for his “incitement” of the break-in at the U.S. Capitol building last week. Much of the quivering moral outrage is just so much two-faced humbug.

Many members of Congress and media figures now condemning Donald Trump have a history of endorsing and emboldening insurrection when it’s served their interests. Last summer, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, brother of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, even said “Please, show me where it says [in the U.S. Constitution] that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful.” Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley said, “[T]here needs to be unrest in the streets as long as there’s unrest in our lives,” and Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said, “You get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” Last month Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “The whole point of protesting is to make people uncomfortable.” Well, she was made to feel uncomfortable last week.

All these hypocrites must be made to justify these remarks in light of the attack on the Capitol. Either they publicly recant their historic support for violent protest, or they should be expelled from their positions the same way they’re demanding the removal of President Trump.

ROBERT FRAZER

Lancashire



United Kingdom

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