Gorka blames death of federal officer killed in riots on Dems including Obama, Biden, Clinton

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One of President Donald Trump’s former top aides is ripping Democrats over the death of a Federal Protective Service officer who was shot and killed in Oakland Friday night during riots over the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd.

In tweeting out a story about the officer – 53-year-old Patrick Underwood – former Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka laid the blame squarely at the feet of Democrats including former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“This is on the Democrats,” Gorka, a military and intelligence expert, wrote.

KRON4 reported that a second Federal Protective Service officer was wounded in the shooting and is in critical condition, citing FBI sources.

“U.S. authorities say the killing of the officer who was watching over a protest in Oakland was an act of domestic terrorism,” the local affiliate reported.

The station added that a gunman pulled up to the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland and opened fire on the two officers who were employed as federal security personnel for the Department of Homeland Security.

“Last night’s shooting of two security guards in Oakland again showed what an inflammatory and difficult period we’re in,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in a statement, KRON4 reported. “We have to know right from wrong and not use the terrible tragedy in Minneapolis to perpetrate more violence.

“There’s never an excuse to shoot and kill a security guard, destroy businesses or injure innocent people. Every effort must be taken to apprehend and prosecute those who use deadly violence. People must have the right to peacefully and safely protest in Oakland and across the country,” she added.

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom also condemned the attack while defending the protests.

“This is a moment of pain for our state and nation. We are also mourning the tragic loss of a federal security officer and wounding of another in Oakland. Jennifer and I send our sincere condolences to their families, friends and colleagues,” he said, KRON4 reported.

“No one should rush to conflate this heinous act with the protests last night. A federal investigation is underway, and we should let that process play out,” he added.

But other Democrats including freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, are focused only on the death of Floyd, who died after being pinned by his neck to the pavement for several minutes by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

In a tweet following the release of the Hennepin County coroner’s finding that Floyd wasn’t strangled, Omar ripped the report and essentially pronounced Chauvin guilty. (** Language warning)

She also proclaimed the death of Floyd an act of racism because Chauvin is white, though there hasn’t been any indication thus far that race played any role in the incident.

Freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) also claimed the incident was a racist act and has even introduced a measure in Congress (co-sponsored by Omar) to ‘condemn police brutality’ — as though most Americans don’t already condemn it.

But Democrats are refusing to jointly condemn the violence being committed by demonstrators who are beating innocent people, destroying businesses, and attacking police, to include black-on-white violence.

Democratic rhetoric has been blamed for rising assaults against federal officials and facilities, along with police officers around the country.

Last year, another Leftist freshman Democrat, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), would not condemn an Antifa-linked attack on a federal immigration facility in Washington State.

Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats had condemned the ICE holding facilities as “concentration camps” while calling for disbanding the agency.

Jon Dougherty

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Jon is a staff writer for BizPac Review with 30 years' worth of reporting experience, as well as an author and U.S. Army veteran. He has a BA in political science from Ashford University and an MA in national security studies/intelligence analysis from American Military University.
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