Joe Scarborough Speaks Dismissively of BLM/Antifa Riots, Claims 'Taco Stand' Not Equatable to Capitol

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BLM/Antifa groups rioted for months last year and they’re still rioting in some areas like Portland and Seattle where their local authorities have pretty much given them free rein.


But Democrats pretty much ignored the riots, pretended they were all peaceful protests or even in essence encouraging them by contributing to a bail fund to get out people arrested during the riots.

This despite the fact that the riots were a continuing assault on the state and the federal government, particularly in places like Portland where they tried to burn down the federal courthouse for months and injured dozens of cops.

The Democratic response to all that? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused President Donald Trump of sending “stormtroopers” to kidnap people for daring to send federal agents to protect other federal agents and the building from being burnt down. That was Pelosi’s response to an attack on the United States.

That was bad enough.

But MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough just added to it, revealing how dismissive liberals really are of the hundreds of riots that cost so many lives, billions in damage and significant parts of cities burnt down in places like Kenosha and Minneapolis, not to mention injuries to countless people, including hundreds of cops.

Scarborough dismissed it all by saying he wasn’t going to compare the U.S. Capitol to a “taco stand.”


Wow. This is what he thinks of Americans. Not only does that sounds pretty racist to me, but it’s also failing to appreciate either the suffering of the hundreds of riots and it also fails to understand the very nature of what it was all about: yes, an attack against the local and federal governments, to drive the country further left. Antifa is not just carrying those red and black flags for their health, it’s representing what they’re advocating for, the red for communism and the black for anarchy. They burnt down and took over police stations, courthouses and other government buildings. They even established “autonomous zones.” It’s why they’re not just random riots but justifiably tagged as political terrorism.

Joe tried to justify himself.

These folks are not a “taco stand,” Joe. Their lives matter.

Stephanie Wilford who was disabled in Minneapolis had the stores that she relied on to live destroyed.


Scott Carpenter’s business that his parents started forty years ago was burnt to the ground. Imagine when he had to tell them that all they had built was gone.

Roderick Reynolds’ home was burnt down. But he was glad he saved his family.

According to the Daily Caller, over 700 federal, state and local law enforcement officers sustained injuries in violence perpetrated by radical rioters. Others, like retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn, were killed.

Dozens were injured at the federal courthouse in Portland that was attacked nightly for more than 100 days.

Over 60 cops in Chicago injured defending the Columbus statue after Pelosi asked about the attacks on statues said “People are going to do what people do.”


Secoriea Turner, eight years old, was killed by BLM protesters when her family pulled into a parking lot near the Wendy’s in Atlanta where people were protesting to make a u-turn. She was shot and killed.

And yes, Joe, the BLM/Antifa rioters did take out a taco stand and that matters too.

From Newsbusters:

Scarborough could just go to to see stories of last summer’s riot-damaged taco restaurants, like Seoul Taco in Chicago. Owner David Choi expressed a need for racial justice, but “Every day the restaurant is closed, for example, translates to more lost wages for his 20 employees, many of whom are black or Latino.”


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