AOC Refuses to Condemn Seattle BLM Protestors
On Saturday, while visiting a Queens NYCHA housing complex, AOC refused to condemn Black Lives Matter protestors who last week descended on a Seattle neighborhood, screamed at and threatened residents, and called on them to “give black people their homes back.”
At another point in the night, the crowd in Seattle heckled people saying:
“Give us your house… Give black people back their homes!”
"You're ok with it, but guess what we're not and we're bringing it to your front fucking door!"pic.twitter.com/vKPAllRNua
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 14, 2020
Instead, when she was asked about the incident, the socialist congresswoman answered:
“Since this is happening in Seattle, I don’t have as close of a view on what’s happening. Of course I represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, so I don’t know the details of the protests that are going on, but I think what’s really important is that we make sure people are safe and it’s important for us to enact legislation and policy that actually addresses the core reasons behind why all of this kind of disruption is happening. Until we do that, this is going to keep occurring, whether we want it to or not.”
AOC continued that politicians need to “establish just policies and address the core issues of brutality in order for us to come together.”
What “just policies” and “issues of brutality” mean is anyone’s guess, but, like the usual vague terminology that the Left uses, they probably mean “do whatever the Left demands.”
Oh, and that supposed grievances outweigh any kind of personal responsibility and allow people to do whatever they want.
The problem is not even just that AOC didn’t condemn these rioters, which is bad enough. It’s that she, and by extension the Democrat party, is making excuses for them. So one of this country’s major political parties endorses rioting and lawlessness, not to mention violence and burning down cities.
The danger of the Left is that it essentially sanctions the destruction of cities, communities, and violence against individuals. The defeat of the left is not an option. It’s a necessity.