After Kristi Noem Rebukes Democrat City Lawlessness, Rachel Maddow Has One of Their Mayors on to Fact-Check
On Wednesday night, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem spoke at the RNC and talked about Democrat city lawlessness.
“It took 244 years to build this great nation, flaws and all, but we stand to lose it in a tiny fraction of that time if we continue down the path taken by the Democrats and their radical supporters,” Noem said Wednesday evening.
“From Seattle and Portland to Washington and New York, Democrat-run cities across this country are being overrun by violent mobs. The violence is rampant. There’s looting, chaos, destruction, and murder. People that can afford to flee have fled. But the people that can’t — good, hardworking Americans — are left to fend for themselves.”
In what can only be described as parody and a total lack of self-awareness, MSNBC decided to “fact-check” Noem’s claims by bringing on one of these Leftist city mayors, Seattle’s Jenny Durkan.
No, I’m not kidding.
The mayor who seemingly endorsed Antifa taking over a portion of her city to set up an autonomous zone by saying it would lead to a “summer of love,” called into “Roswell” Rachel Maddow’s show to say that “[Noem’s] caricature of the great cities across America is not only wrong, it is purposefully wrong. I think she needs to get off Twitter and get off Fox News and come see our city.”
The Washington Examiner explains how ridiculous bringing Durkan on to refute Noem is, even for a Leftist network like MSNBC:
“Now is as good a time as any to remind you that when neo-secessionists seized control of a six-block radius of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, declaring themselves the self-appointed masters of that territory, Seattle’s impotent mayor went on CNN to defend the so-called ‘autonomous zone’ as something ‘more like a block party” than an “armed takeover.’”
“‘We’ve got four blocks in Seattle that you just saw pictures of that is more like a block party atmosphere,’ she told CNN host Chris Cuomo.
“On the first night of the CHOP’s weekslong occupation of Seattle’s Capitol Hill, local rapper Raz Simone was reported roaming the zone with an AK-47 and a pistol, screaming through a megaphone, ‘This is war!’ Simone then used his newfound authority as a self-appointed warlord of an unlawful movement to order armed insurrectionists to take shifts guarding the zone’s makeshift barricades. Simone was also filmed allegedly ‘assaulting multiple protesters who disobeyed his orders, informing them that he was the ‘police’ now, sparking fears that he was becoming the de facto warlord of the autonomous zone,’ according to City Journal contributing editor Christopher Rufo. ‘A homeless man with a baseball bat wandered along the borderline and two unofficial medics in medieval-style chain mail stood ready for action.’
“Durkan, for her part, insisted on CNN that the CHOP was ‘not an armed takeover.’
“‘It’s not a military junta,’ she said. ‘We will make sure that we can restore this, but we have block parties and the like in this part of Seattle all the time. It’s known for that.’
“At least two people were shot and killed in and around the CHOP. Several others were injured in shooting incidents, pushing city officials eventually to pull the plug on the protesters’ free-form experiment in modern secession.”
If a failed mayor like Durkan is their hero, they are not a serious group of people. The levels the Left will descend to just to get President Trump is absolutely pathetic.