This editorial was written by a United States veteran and staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
Washington, DC – President Trump has not been able to hold rallies in the middle of a re-election campaign. It has been deemed too dangerous to put that many people in an arena together, what with COVID-19 and all.
But now that he has made plan to restart his , there are many criticizing the move.
Congresswoman Val Demings from Florida tweeted about it, writing,
“The president’s plan to hold mass rallies in Florida and elsewhere as we experience a resurgence in COVID cases is irresponsible and selfish.”
The president’s plan to hold mass rallies in Florida and elsewhere as we experience a resurgence in COVID cases is irresponsible and selfish. https://t.co/G6tdqua70c
— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) June 11, 2020
She also said:
We are seeing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Florida. Please remember—this pandemic is not over. Continue to wear a mask and use physical distancing. Let’s not lose the progress we’ve made.
— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) June 9, 2020
The irony of it all. Demings, who some consider to be a candidate to be Joe Biden’s running mate also tweeted three days prior, while maskless:
I joined a 'Healing and Hope' rally last night to speak with our community as America grieves. pic.twitter.com/s5oQKkVYOZ
— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) June 8, 2020
See. Ironic, huh?
Demings is not alone.
A week ago, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who sought the Democratic presidential nomination before suspending his campaign in April, tweeted:
“Congratulations to all who are out on the streets today peacefully protesting. Together, we will end police brutality. Together, we will defeat Trump. Together, we will fight for a government based on justice and compassion, not greed and lies.”
Congratulations to all who are out on the streets today peacefully protesting.
Together, we will end police brutality.
Together, we will defeat Trump.
Together, we will fight for a government based on justice and compassion, not greed and lies.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 6, 2020
But by Thursday, Sanders, too, took a different approach to public safety.
‘Trump wants 15,000 delegates cheering him at his GOP convention in Florida’ the former presidential candidate said, referring to the president’s new convention site.
‘No social distancing. His rejection of medical advice endangers not only those there but those they come in contact with. Trump’s a threat to the health and well-being of the country. He must be defeated.'”
Trump wants 15,000 delegates cheering him at his GOP convention in Florida. No social distancing. His rejection of medical advice endangers not only those there but those they come in contact with. Trump's a threat to the health and well-being of the country. He must be defeated.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 11, 2020
So, which is it? The pandemic is real and no one should be gathering in groups? Or protests are virus free and allowed for those on the left, but the supporters of the sitting President need to stay home because, well, you know, the virus?
We cannot go to church in many states at all, others, churches cannot have groups of 100 or more. Pastors can be and have been arrested.
But standing in the middle of the street with thousands of your closest friends is OK, as long as you hate cops, Trump and America.
Fox News also reminded readers of the hypocrisy coming from both the governor of New York, which echoed the sentiment of the Mayor of New York City.
“As recently as late May, the coronavirus lockdown was seemingly down and out, as many Democrats in charge of big cities — including several who once insisted on strict quarantine measures — lined up to champion nationwide mass demonstrations.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had previously lashed out at protesters calling to reopen the state, saying at a news conference, ‘you have no right to jeopardize my health … and my children’s health and your children’s health.’
Cuomo’s directives have been enforced throughout the state: A New York City tanning salon owner told Fox News he was fined $1,000 for reopening, calling the situation ‘insane’ and saying he already was ‘broke.’
Days later, though, Cuomo said he ‘stands’ with those defying stay-at-home orders: ‘Nobody is sanctioning the arson, and the thuggery and the burglaries, but the protesters and the anger and the fear and the frustration? Yes. Yes, and the demand is for justice.’
In April, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the Jewish community that ‘the time for warnings has passed’ after he said a funeral gathering had violated social distancing guidelines. In May, the mayor asserted, ‘We have always honored non-violent protests.'”
So, if you want to stand in a crowd asking cops to take a knee, or calling for departments to be defunded or dismantled…by all means…go for it.
Want to go to church? Want to reopen your business to feed your family? Want to go to a rally to support the President?
Not so fast.
Hypocrisy will not allow that to happen.
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