Democrats are now trying to spin away any blame for the BLM riots after they unreservedly embraced the group and tried to downplay the actions as “peaceful protest.”
Democratic leaders refused to properly address them or hold rioters accountable.
In fact, there have been multiple Democrats, from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, encouraging and calling for unrest in the streets.
On top of all that, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the Democratic candidate for vice-president contributed to a fund to help bail out people arrested during the riots. At least 13 Biden staffers also contributed to the fund. They also encouraged others to contribute as well, helping the fund raise $35 million. That enabled violent criminals to get out, including one who allegedly committed another assault, leaving a victim with a traumatic brain injury.
We saw a 20-year-old Young Democratic activist who worked for Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign get busted in New York City.
Clara Kraebber, 20, was arrested at the BLM-antifa riot in NYC & charged with felony riot & more. She comes from an extremely wealthy family in the upper east side of Manhattan. She’s a Young Democrat activist at @RiceUniversity. https://t.co/E6V2A3lax4
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 6, 2020
Now, a top Democratic staffer from Oregon’s state legislature just got busted during a riot in Portland, according to the Free Beacon.
Kristina Narayan was arrested at the Portland #antifa riot where firebombs were thrown at people. She's the legislative dir. for the Ore Democrat speaker of the House @TinaKotek. Kotek recently denounced Portland Police in a letter. https://t.co/4HLjSn67bv https://t.co/fz1dSHF3Bo pic.twitter.com/Y7L48opdMs
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 10, 2020
Kristina Narayan, who is legislative director for the top Democrat in Oregon’s House of Representatives, House Speaker Tina Kopek, was arrested with 58 others over the weekend during a riot on Saturday into Sunday. Police declared a riot when someone tried to attack them with a Molotov cocktail and lit an Antifa person on fire instead and rioters attacked the police with rocks, fireworks, and mortars toward the officers. Narayan was charged with interfering with a peace officer and released on her own recognizance.
You can see the Portland protester running around with their legs on fire at the beginning of this videopic.twitter.com/O6b1fC0OHq
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) September 6, 2020
So what was Kotek’s response? None. They didn’t respond to the Free Beacon’s request for comment. And neither Kamala Harris nor the Biden team has given an adequate answer as to why they were contributing to bailing out rioters. So where are the Democrats condemning this?
It’s pretty hard for anyone to take anything they are saying seriously at this point about being against the violence when it’s been going on for months without them even mentioning it at their convention or calling it out in any meaningful way. Not to mention the only condemnation they’ve made is about “violence” not calling out Antifa or the BLM connection in any way.