On April 15, 2020, an estimated 15,000 vehicles peacefully drove to Lansing, MI, and peacefully protested MI Governor Whitmer’s overreaching executive orders that locked down the state and crippled the economy. From start to finish, not one window was broken, not one business was burned to the ground and not one person was harmed. Democrat Rep Pramilla Jayapal, whose district includes the city of Seattle (a home base for Antifa terrorists), would like Americans to believe that MI protesters desperate to get back to work and to reopen their businesses should be treated the same way as radical leftist protesters that are razing and terrorizing major cities across America in their quest for a more equitable (Socialist) America.
Far-left The Daily Beast writer Timothy Burke shared an incredible video of Rep. Pramilla Jayapal (D-WA) confronting AG Barr this afternoon at a House hearing to argue the use of federal agents being used to quell riots that are targeting federal buildings. To prove her case that federal agents should not be using force to prevent domestic terrorists from taking over a major city and destroying federal buildings, the United States Representative compared peaceful protests at Michigan’s Capitol against an overreaching Democrat governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and the violent protests in Portland and Seattle where people have actually been seriously injured, shot and even killed.
Jayapal attempted to accuse AG Barr of targeting Antifa and Marxist BLM protesters, saying: “Attorney General Barr, you seem to be engaging in protests in certain parts of the country—you’re very aware of those, but when protesters with guns, and swastikas and Confederate flags…”
AG Barr attempted to respond to her ridiculous claims, telling her, “I am aware of protesters in federal government…”
“Excuse me, Mr. Barr,” she screeched, pointing her finger at him, “But this is my time, and I control it!”
“You are aware of certain kinds of protesters but in Michigan when protesters carry guns, and Confederate flags, and swastikas and call for the governor of Michigan to be beheaded and shot and lynched—somehow, you’re not aware of it. Somehow, you didn’t know about it, so you didn’t send federal agents in to do to the president’s supporters what you did to the president’s protesters?”she asked.
Rep. Jayapal scolded Barr, “You didn’t put pepper balls on those protesters!”
The radical Democrat Rep. continued with her ridiculous and unfounded rhetoric, “When white men with swastikas storm a government building with guns, there’s no need for the president to ‘activate’ you because they’re getting the president’s personal agenda done. But when black people and people of color protest police brutality, systemic racism, and the president’s very own lack of response to those critical issues, then you forcibly remove them with armed federal officers, pepper bombs, because they are considered ‘terrorists’ by the president.”
“You take an aggressive approach to Black Lives Matter protests but not to right-wing extremists threatening to lynch the governor if it’s for the president’s benefit. Did I get it right, Mr. Barr?” she asked.
Most of the protesters in Portland are white, but who needs facts when Democrats are pushing another manufactured anti-Trump narrative?
Well, this was remarkable. pic.twitter.com/bqidB7XBZm
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) July 28, 2020
The left likes to bring up Swastikas that were seen at the protests in Michigan, so let’s explore those Swastikas.
Every single photo that was taken at the Michigan protests with a Swastika included a donkey to represent the Democrat Party or some reference to Governor Whitmer. The images of Swasktikas at the MI protests that Democrat lawmakers and their allies in the media repeatedly referenced were being used to criticize the Democrats and their handling of the COVID pandemic, and tie them to the way the Nazis controlled the masses.
Here are a few of the photos of Swastikas that were taken at the MI rallies against Governor Whitmer that were being circulated on social media.
Another lie about a photo of a Trump supporter holding a Swastika that was allegedly taken at the MI rallies against Gov. Whitmer has been totally discredited.
A viral photo of a man holding a Swastika symbol with the words Trump and Pence on the top and the bottom of the Swastika was making the rounds on social media. Leftists were saying the photo was taken at the Michigan protests, but independent journalist Andy Ngo proved it was all a lie, and the photo was actually taken at a Bernie Sanders rally in Arizona and was staged by a Bernie Sanders supporter.
This is the ONLY photo of a Confederate flag that was found at the Michigan rally. The person holding the flag with the pro-Second Amendment message has not been identified as a Trump supporter or as a conservative. To be clear, the person holding the flag was not just holding a Confederate flag; he was holding a flag with a Confederate symbol in the background with a pro-gun message.
Here is a closeup shot of the ONLY person out of an estimated 15,000 vehicles that attended the rally in Lansing, MI who was holding a Confederate flag with a pro-gun message.
The gross misrepresentation of the “beheading” and “lynching” comment made by Rep. Jayapal was equally disturbing, as she was likely referencing a lone, crazed man who appeared at another protest against Governor Whitmer’s shutdown on May 14, 2020, organized by a group called Michigan United for Liberty.
A man with a criminal record who aspires to be a Michigan lawmaker showed up at the protest with a Barbie doll hanging by the neck from a fishing pole.
The protester whose display of a doll with a noose around its neck prompted an altercation at the Michigan Capitol Thursday is a candidate for state representative with a criminal record.
Multiple sources confirmed to MLive the man is James Chapman, who, on April 21, filed to run for the 21st state House district as a Republican with a $100 filing fee. He is one of seven candidates – five Republicans and two Democrats – running for the seat, which is currently held by term-limited Rep. Kristy Pagan, D-Canton.
Here’s a video of the threatening armed protesters standing in front of the Michigan Capitol. Unlike in Portland, not one of the protesters is threatening law enforcement or others around them.
Newsweek was the only source we could find that reported on threats of beheading, shooting, or lynching Governor Whitmer. In their article, they give no credible evidence of any of the specific claims they’ve made that were allegedly directed at Michigan’s governor.
On May 14, Newsweek reported – On Thursday, Michigan closed down its capitol building and canceled its legislative session after online death threats made against Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
The threats were made by protesters who planned to attend a “Judgement Day” protest at the capitol. The protesters ostensibly oppose Whitmer’s statewide shutdown orders meant to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Dozens of posts in private invitation-only Facebook groups called for Whitmer to be hanged, lynched, shot, beaten, or beheaded. One suggested crowdfunding sources to hire a hitman to kill her.
“We haven’t had any bloodshed yet, but the populous [sic] is counting to three, and yesterday was day two,” wrote Dave Meisenheimer in a 385,000-member Facebook group called Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine. “Next comes the watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants,” he concluded.
Numerous other posts referred to Whitmer as a “Nazi,” “spawn of the devil,” “wicked witch,” “Soros puppet,” “baby killer tyrant” and more, according to the Detroit Metro Times. Others promised to attend upcoming protests “armed to the death” and without face masks, threatening to attack any police officers who dared confront them.
Here’s another look at the confrontation today with AG Barr’s reaction to the radical lawmaker:
.@RepJayapal ripped AG Barr on the discrepancies in his responses to white protesters storming the Michigan State Capitol with guns and those of the Black Lives Matter movement pic.twitter.com/bNrv42WrnK
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 28, 2020