How can you be against a resolution that has no power of law, is merely a statement of belief and affirms what any rational person certainly believes. Opposed by perhaps the most corrupt man in the Senate, a pedophile, a cheater and a liar who should be in jail (of course, that could be said for quite a few senators and even more congressmen which is a pretty remarkable thing in itself if you think about it) a resolution, which is nothing more than a bunch of words, is not allowed to be heard. As my title says, if you are not against mob violence you must be for it, and as we have seen everywhere democrats run things that is clearly the case. And what is even weirder, these same democrats not only believe in mob violence they believe that by calling it peaceful demonstrations we the people are going to say, oh, yeah, what’s the big deal, I forgot, the definition of peaceful demonstration includes rioting, destruction of property, toppling statues, looting and raping and murder, that’s right, good thing we have these genius mayors, governors and most of all these US senators to set us straight.
July 2, 2020 By Jonah Gottschalk
Thursday afternoon, Democrats killed a resolution aimed at curbing mob violence. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the bill after a man in Utah was mobbed then shot by a group of rioters. The non-binding resolution offered a statement of support for peaceful protesters and law enforcement who do their job well, while condemning violence and the desecration of monuments across the country.
“A non-binding resolution is the tiniest first step of a response,” Lee read as he introduced it. “We need to do much, much more… but in this divided political moment,… showing that Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats are able to speak with one voice against woke mob violence and in defense of equal justice and civic peace would be a welcome step.”
The resolutions itself states that the country was “founded on universal principles of freedom, justice, and human equality.” It also acknowledged that “throughout our nation’s history, Americans have struggled to realize those ideals … but nonetheless made greater progress toward them than any nation on earth.”
The intended bipartisan resolution swiftly ran into problems. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) spoke directly after Lee to kill the bill. “The resolution reeks of supremacism. Reeks of supremacist views. And it seeks to mischaracterize overwhelmingly peaceful protests across the nation.”
Menendez then offered to support the resolution on one condition: if it condemned President Trump. He stated that if a sentence was added condemning “politicians who incite violence, especially President Trump,” the resolution would be acceptable. He then attacked the president for retweeting a video of two homeowners pointing firearms at a mob that stormed the gates to their private neighborhood.
Lee attempted to compromise, saying he was willing to include the section about any politicians without the specific attack on the president. Menendez refused to budge, the resolution died, and the floor took an explosive turn.
“I don’t know whether to be outraged or just embarrassed for the senate,” Lee said. Staring down the Democratic senator who had killed the resolution, Lee said “they can’t say mob violence is bad without bringing up the president…People are being shot. Business looted. Lives are being ruined. Communities are burning. Whose side are you on?”
After Menendez complained that accusing them of covering for the mob was unbecoming of the legislative body, Lee shot back, “It is unbecoming to accuse another senator of supremacy.”
Lee, full of anger, then gave a several minutes long condemnation of the institutions enabling the violence. The indignant exchange ended with the Utah senator going off on the country’s addled education system and its government backing. “The mob hates America on America’s dime. It’s time to cut their allowance.”