Another school shooting has happened and as usual, folks on the left are doing their level best to politicize it as much as humanly possible. Democratic politicians and media activists are desperately trying to use the tragedy that occurred in Uvalde, Texas, to smear their political opponents, standing on the bodies of the children who perished to pretend conservatives are somehow responsible. But even at the local level, left-leaning officials are politicizing the matter – and at least one blatantly lied about the incident, claiming it was carried out by a white nationalist.
On Wednesday, Nicole Cole, a member of the school board in Spotsylvania, Virginia, wrote a post on Facebook in which she pretended the shooter who murdered 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School was a white nationalist. She wrote:
Most American’s hearts are pained today because of the continued terrorist murders of people and children of color at the hands of white nationalists. When I hear this comment, “they [Congress, Senate, GOP local] aren’t going to do anything until it happens to their family/them”, I cringe. Because it doesn’t happen to them, they know it – THEY are the ones allowing for it to happen to other Americans.
Cole continued, insisting that the GOP “not only authorize and support guns in hands of anyone,” but they also “support radical domestic terrorist organizations and ideology to GROOM these shooters.”
The official added:
They are indoctrinating ignorant, hateful, mentally unstable (sometimes) young terrorists and defending them when they act (Rittenhouse, Boston shooter, Dylan). They refused to support the George Floyd Bill to help reign in the police inflicting terror on our communities.
She went on to further politicize the matter by urging readers to vote out the Republican politicians who supposedly inspired this “white nationalist” attack.
All the trauma and terrorism inflicted on our communities is trying to silence the public – but we have to do the OPPOSITE, communities, citizens, PARENTS, students, have to be VOCAL – and we have to VOTE them out – we have to support every effort to get them out of office from local to state to federal,” she wrote. “We have to select elected officials based on what truly impacts our children and communities – their support of public schools, their willingness to pass GUN LAWS and ownership restrictions, their willingness to support VOTING and Democracy.
Spotsylvania School Board member makes a statement on shooting in Texas.
“Most American's hearts are pained today because of the continued terrorist murders of people and children of color at the hands of white nationalists.” pic.twitter.com/DbknhZcSeP
— The EITC (@EITC_Official) May 25, 2022
Of course, we all know the problem with Cole’s post: The Uvalde shooter was Hispanic, not white. Moreover, there is absolutely no evidence that he was a white nationalist or that the assault was political or racial in nature.
It is possible Cole didn’t know the gunman wasn’t a white nationalist – but it’s doubtful. There were never any reports suggesting that racism motivated his actions. She either just assumed it was a racially-motivated act because she isn’t much of a thinker or reader, or she is simply lying. Either way, for a local official to brazenly mischaracterize the school shooting to score cheap political points is reprehensible.
What is also interesting about this is that Facebook has not bothered to censor the post even though it is clearly misinformation. We can only imagine how this might go if the political persuasion was switched, right? But none of this is surprising. Unfortunately, we can only expect more of this as time goes on. In the meantime, I can leave you with the type of post a school board member should post in the wake of a tragedy like what happened in Uvalde. This is from our own Kira Davis:
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