After the death of George Floyd in May, the U.S turned into a hotspot for peaceful protests, but also relentless, violent riots. Voices turned into violence, marches turned into looting and the message was arguably lost in translation.
Now, a group of House Republicans are calling on the FBI to investigate who is funding these riots, where the money is coming from and how best to hold them accountable.
According to the Daily Caller, in a letter written to FBI Director Christopher Wray, “Republicans called for justice to be given to the people and groups providing funding for the destruction of cities and towns across the country since the death of George Floyd.” The letter concluded with the signature of nearly two dozen House Republicans, and called out Antifa for enacting “domestic terrorism.”
“The Department of Justice and FBI’s leadership is needed to bring to justice those who have funded these criminal organizations and to give justice to the communities who have been devastated by these individuals and organizations,” claimed the letter, originally obtained by Fox News.
“Many cities across our country have been rocked by rioters associated with Antifa and other organizations,” the letter continued. “These individuals seem to be using cowardly efforts to commandeer otherwise peaceful protests. These actions constitute domestic terrorism and federal charges must be brought against those who are aiding and abetting the criminal actions of these organizations.”
For months, riots have sprouted across the country, ending with defaced statues, looted businesses, burnt buildings and cities left in rubble. Federal buildings and police offices have also been vandalized to further amplify the message at hand: the country needs significant police reform.
In order to progress and make the desired institutional changes, many lawmakers believe that those in charge of inciting these heinous crimes and destroying the cities they call home need to be punished accordingly. The violence, rioting and looting are only taking away from the message that peaceful protesters are striving to convey.
‘ECONOMIC JUSTICE ACT’: Schumer Reveals $350 BILLION Plan to Fight ‘Systemic Racism’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled his $350 billion plan to fight “systemic racism” in America Thursday; introducing new legislation called the ‘Economic Justice Act.’
“The Economic Justice Act calls for 10 major investments over the next five years to help communities of color with child care, health care, jobs programs, infrastructure improvements and housing assistance,” reports Fox News.
“Senate Democrats framed their proposal as a downpayment on calls to address systemic racism and economic disparities that have been spotlighted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and death of George Floyd. There’s a growing movement underway for Congress to tackle the disparities through slavery reparations to African Americans,” adds Fox.
“Long before the pandemic, long before this recession, long before this year’s protests, structural inequalities have persisted in health care and housing, the economy and education,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement. “COVID-19 has only magnified these injustices and we must confront them with lasting, meaningful solutions that tear down economic and social barriers, and reinvest in historically underserved communities. The Economic Justice Act is a needed step in a long journey to address systematic racism and historic underinvestment in communities of color.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
PRESS SEC: Dems Are On a ‘Search and Destroy’ Mission, Don Lemon Just ‘Said the Quiet Part Out Loud’
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called-out Democratic lawmakers and their efforts to obstruct President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Tuesday; saying the party is on a mission to “search and destroy” the Constitutional process.
“Democrats cannot win their argument on the merits. They cannot win on precedent. So they must search and destroy. Don Lemon said the quiet — the quiet part out loud last night.”
.@PressSec McEnany: “Democrats cannot win their argument on the merits. They cannot win on precedent. So they must search and destroy. @donlemon said the quiet — the quiet part out loud last night." pic.twitter.com/13oBMYkxoc
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 22, 2020
Lemon called for an outright political revolution across the United States Monday night; saying it’s time to “blow up the entire system, get rid of the electoral college” and “stack the courts” with Democrats.
“We’re going to have to blow up the entire system. You know what we have to do? Honestly? We’re going to have to get rid of the Electoral College. The minority in this country decides who the judges are they decide who the President is,” said Lemon.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 22, 2020
“If Joe Biden wins the Democrats can stack the courts, and they can do that amendment and they can get it passed,” he added.
Watch Lemon’s comments above.