Pramila Jayapal Tries to Skewer Barr Comparing Portland Rioters to Michigan Lockdown Protests, but Gets Dunked by the Facts

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., speaks at a Congressional Tri-Caucus news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, on injustice and inequality in America. The Congressional Tri-Caucus is comprised of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

As we’ve been reporting today, Attorney General Bill Barr was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday and he’s been pretty much exposing the Democrats for the ridiculous folks they are over the federal response to the rioting by militant leftists in places like Portland.

As Bill Barr said, this is basically an attack on the United States with the terrorists attacking the federal building and federal law enforcement for political reasons. The Democrats’ reaction? Oh, the poor peaceful protesters!

Democrats are not only seemingly unconcerned about that but actually attacking the actions of the very law enforcement officers the radical leftists are attacking.

Barr made it clear he doubted, were the U.S. Capitol to be attacked by the violent militants, that the Democratic side of the Congress would actually stand up and defend it.

But when Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) had her opportunity to question him, she thought she could trap him, talking over him, making a ridiculous comparison between the rioters and lockdown protesters who demonstrated at the capitol in Michigan while carrying guns.


Reporters like Timothy Burke thought it was “remarkable.”

Complete bald-faced false comparisons and lies often are “remarkable.” Talking over someone doesn’t mean it’s a good answer, either. It just makes you rude as well as false.

So let’s review. Lockdown protesters who went to the Michigan capitol were armed as they were legally allowed to be, but not one of them threatened any law enforcement officer while they were there. Not only were they peaceful but they even let the police take their temperature to test that they weren’t sick with the virus before entering the building. Once they finished peacefully protesting in the building, they went home. They were not all white, there were people of color. There was one person with a swastika on a sign, not because they were promoting neo-Nazism but because the person was accusing the governor of behaving like a Nazi. A bad move, but completely miscast by Jayapal.


No one damaged anything. No one threw explosives, Molotov cocktails, frozen water bottles, cans of food at them. No one tried to set them on fire. No one tried to dox them or their families. No one killed anyone. All of those things have been done by rioters supporting the BLM cause. Last I checked, rioters weren’t letting the police check their temperatures to make sure there was no spread of the virus.

Everyone who’s seen the videos of what the rioters have done understands the difference.

So why would Jayapal be encouraging a federal response of pepper balls against these peaceful protesters who were not violent at all compared to the people she seemed to be defending? And as to those people, just to clear up another point, Antifa is made up not of people of color, as she claimed, but mostly white.

But here’s another point that the Rep. seems to have missed, and it’s a pretty big one for someone in Congress to not understand. There was no federal property or law broken by any of the people in Michigan, as there was in Portland. Does she not understand the difference between state and federal property?

So just stop with the racism, Rep. Jayapal. You’re defending and sticking up for terrorists who are attacking the United States.

Just another point. Seattle and the former autonomous zone were in Jayapal’s district. She let that spread out of control, along with every other representative of the area, even being supportive of it. Two black teenagers were killed in that awful experimentation. At least two others were shot. She did nothing.


They think they’re winning with this line of attack, but it just shows more of the public how deranged and not even close to reality they are.

HT: Twitchy


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