Hillary on Armed Shutdown Protesters: ‘Domestic Terrorism Cannot Be Tolerated'
Clinton says protesters are disrupting democratic proceedings
Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton categorized the armed shutdown protests in Michigan as “domestic terrorism," saying it "cannot be tolerated."
Clinton reacted to the protesters in Michigan by tweeting:
"Armed men storming a legislature to disrupt its democratic proceedings is domestic terrorism. It cannot be tolerated."
Armed men storming a legislature to disrupt its democratic proceedings is domestic terrorism. It cannot be tolerated.https://t.co/NcCFgA5COE— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 15, 2020
Clinton's tweet came after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) claimed she received threats to her life by alleged protest rally supporters.
Newsweek quoted Whitmer saying:
“There are legislators who are wearing bulletproof vests to go to work. No one should be intimidated by someone who’s bringing in an assault rifle into their workplace."
But only “about 12 of 250 protesters…were armed” according to reports.
Whitmer (D-MI) branded protesters as “racist and misogynistic” for opposing her orders.
"This is not appropriate in a global pandemic, but it’s certainly not an exercise of democratic principles where we have free speech," Whitmer added.
"This is calls to violence," she said.
"This is racist and misogynistic, and I ask that everyone who has a platform uses it to call on people to observe the best practices by the CDC, and to stop encouraging this behavior because it only makes it that much more precarious for us to try to reengage our economy which is what everyone says they want us to be able to do.”
A #Virginia sheriff has vowed to "swear in thousands of deputies" to defend citizens' #SecondAmendment rights as the state's Democrat-control government moves to begin the "confiscation" of legally-acquired #guns from law-abiding Americans.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) December 8, 2019
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Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole refused to enforce Whitmer's order.
“I have decided, within my authority, that our office cannot and will not divert our primary resources and efforts towards enforcement of Governor Whitmer’s executive orders.”
Meanwhile, Virginia's Democrat governor, Ralph Northam, begged for help to implement his lockdown orders, but law enforcement refused to help.
Culpepper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins has rejected Gov. Northam's request for help enforcing his mandatory lockdown.
On Tuesday, Jenkins announced that he would not enforce Northam’s partial lockdown order.