GOP Lawmaker Rips Democrats for Soft Approach to BLM Riots

GOP Lawmaker Rips Democrats for Soft Line on BLM Riots

( – A Republican congressman lashed out over last Wednesday’s Capitol riot, blaming the violence on left-wing tolerance of violent protest. It’s the latest voice in a growing chorus of dissent from the party line that holds President Trump responsible.

Representative Tom McClintock (R-CA) spoke to the House on Wednesday, January 13, right before the partisan vote to start a new impeachment process against the president. He said every movement has a lunatic fringe, but that last week’s rioters were emboldened by the easy ride last year’s violent BLM mobs got from Democrat-run city authorities.

McClintock, wearing a face-covering and proclaiming “This mask is as useless as our governor,” told the House the Capitol rioters are being held accountable for their actions. He added, “If we’d prosecuted BLM and Antifa rioters with the same determination … this incident may not have happened at all.”

McClintock finished by warning his colleagues that by impeaching President Trump, they take the risk that one day they will also be blamed for the actions of their most extreme supporters.

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