America is burning and Democrats have remained silent when it comes to condemning the criminal conduct of rioters who are ransacking cities and engaging in terrorist acts.
Consider how far that a call for order from top Democrats like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden would go in terms of deescalating the mayhem in the streets; yet their lips are sealed even as property is destroyed and police are attacked.
It’s hard to not get the idea that they are enjoying this and see it as a way to stick it to President Trump, especially when Biden campaign staffers are donating bail money to spring rioters from jail.
According to reports, Biden’s staffers boasted on social media that they have kicked in money to a Minnesota-based non-profit organization that pays bail for low income offenders.
Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city’s police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer.
At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail, or making people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment. The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis.
Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to Reuters that the former vice president opposes the institution of cash bail as a “modern day debtors prison.”
But the campaign declined to answer questions on whether the donations were coordinated within the campaign, underscoring the politically thorny nature of the sometimes violent protests.
Bates instead pointed to Biden’s comments that protesters have the right to be angry but that more violence won’t solve justice problems.
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Saturday said it was “disturbing” that Biden’s team “would financially support the mayhem that is hurting innocent people and destroying what good people spent their lives building,” in an email about the Reuters story that called for Biden to condemn the riots.
Is this really the type of message that should be being promoted by Team Biden at a time when the rule of law is under attack?
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