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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.
I returned from a two-day Jewish holiday and half the country is on fire. We all agree on George Floyd, which is why a bad cop is now under arrest. Anyone who defends looting and rioting and targeting of business-owners and cops on this basis is nothing short of evil.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 31, 2020
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)
WE WATCHED HIM GET MURDERED.
This case needs to be removed from the Hennepin County Attorney's office and placed under the jurisdiction of the MN Attorney General. https://t.co/Blo7pd2j7j
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 29, 2020
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.
We must end the targeting of black and brown bodies by our law enforcement. Today, I introduced a resolution to condemn police brutality, racial profiling and excessive use of force with my sister in service @RepPressley. https://t.co/wegblwfLJ2 pic.twitter.com/opBxVFsR2a
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) May 29, 2020
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.
For too long, Black & brown bodies have been profiled, surveilled, policed, lynched, choked, brutalized & murdered at the hands of police officers. We cannot allow these fatal injustices to go unchecked any longer. Today, I’m introducing a Resolution to Condemn Police Brutality. pic.twitter.com/ukvjG5Bawh
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) May 29, 2020
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.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 31, 2020
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.
AOC refuses to condemn domestic terror groupies Antifa after the bombing of an American ICA facility and the targeting & beating of a gay, minority journalist in the streets of Portland.
Antifa are domestic terrorists. @AOC says nothing pic.twitter.com/1fZxvDz01B
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 15, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats had condemned the ICE holding facilities as “concentration camps” while calling for disbanding the agency.
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