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Insurrection in America and the Response to ANTIFA

“I fear for the future of our country. You can see that the left has zero interest in the rule of law. We have the mayor of our nation’s capitol battling with the commander in chief over his prerogatives to secure the district.” Tom Fitton expanded on the nation-wide insurrection in last week’s Weekly Update

“There’s nothing wrong with peacefully assembling to let your grievances known,” Fitton states – “but you don’t have a right to commit insurrection, you don’t have a right to assault the white house complex.” Fitton continues in addressing the pervasive lawlessness of today’s nation-wide rioting and political chaos, exemplified by the case of Washington, DC where the Mayor “is resisting law enforcement efforts, and is attacking the President for insisting on the rule of law in the nation’s capital.” To be clear:

“The President is being attacked for trying to suppress the insurrection in Lafayette Park. For highlighting the ability of the POTUS under the Insurrection Act, and the Constitution to intervene when necessary to protect the safety of citizens.

What’s more, in criticizing the President, “the ‘Antifa’ [mainstream] media is justifying violence and supporting insurrection.” Fitton affirms. “Their leftist allies are out there rioting using violence to achieve political results,” he continues. Don’t be fooled, “they are getting results, you see reports of police agencies changing policies – but it has nothing to do with public safety.”

Far from acting in the interests of justice for George Floyd, “ANTIFA see the Floyd case as a vehicle to overturn the nation, they’re communist revolutionaries.” Exploiting national unrest, “they’re using violence to affect policy change” – and officials across the country are not reacting appropriately to the situation in Fitton’s words. 

To date, “the Attorney General of Minnesota, Keith Ellison – a radical leftist tied to ANTIFA directly, has taken over the prosecution of the officers involved in Floyd’s death.”  Adding to the original charge of third degree murder, Ellison has increased the severity of the charges, which “may seem good.. but might mean that the charges may not stick.” In other words, “Ellison made a political decision that will result in Chauvin possibly not being convicted as a result.”

“If you want justice for George Floyd, you may not get it with this radical prosecution,” Fitton concludes. Moreover, with radical policy recommendations made “under the guise of controlling the police,” (some have suggested defunding it altogether), leftists in Minnesota and elsewhere are “making their communities less safe.”

Ultimately, in order to re-establish the rule of law, Fitton suggests that the President should “federalize the [DC] police force and continue to assert his authority under the Constitution to protect the public safety”