Multiple 2020 Candidates Bizarrely Tweet Out Claim that Michael Brown Was Murdered

Elizabeth Warren by Gage Skidmore, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

Kamala Harris – Caricature by DonkeyHotey, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

There’s pandering and then there’s whatever this is.

Multiple 2020 Democrat candidates tweeted out this week that Michael Brown, who assaulted a police officer and tried to steal his weapon, was murdered five years ago. Those who did so include Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Beto O’Rourke. Did I wake up in a different timeline?


Kirsten Gillibrand also tweeted the same thing out, but her nearly non-existent campaign isn’t worth the time to go copy the link.

It’s one thing to virtue signal about a debatable issue for political reasons, but in the case of Michael Brown, there is no debate. Even Barack Obama’s DOJ concluded that the officer acted appropriately in defending himself.


Past the political nonsense being perpetrated here, this is dangerous. This is the kind of rhetoric that helped spark the Ferguson riots in 2015 and to keep repeating it, even after it was proven he was not murdered, is patently insane. Truth is not subjective and these tweets seek to rekindle a fire that has no business reigniting.

Will any mainstream media outlet call this stuff out for what it is? We all know the answer to that.


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