Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Cory Booker, Camel Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, AOC and Al Sharpton suffered knee-jerk reactions from the reported Smollett attack

Immediately after reports emerged of Jussie Smollett being assaulted by two masked men who shouted “Empire faggot” and “Empire nigger” at him, as well as “This is MAGA country,” the following Democrats piped in with expressions of outrage.

Cory Booker tweeted “The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I'm glad he's safe. To those in Congress who don't feel the urgency to pass our Anti-Lynching bill designating lynching as a federal hate crime– I urge you to pay attention.”

Camel Harris tweeted “.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.”

Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted “This is a sickening and outrageous attack, and horribly, it's the latest of too many hate crimes against LGBTQ people and people of color. We are all responsible for condemning this behavior and every person who enables or normalizes it. Praying for Jussie and his family.”

Nancy Pelosi tweeted “The racist, homophobic attack on @JussieSmollett is an affront to our humanity. No one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love. I pray that Jussie has a speedy recovery & that justice is served. May we all commit to ending this hate once & for all.”

Maxine Waters blamed Trump, saying “Why all of a sudden do we have people unable to study while black, unable to mow a lawn while black, unable to have picnic while black, and being attacked? It’s coming from the president of the United States. He’s dog whistling every day.”

AOC tweeted “There is no such thing as ‘racially charged.’ This attack was not ‘possibly’ homophobic. It was a racist and homophobic attack. If you don’t like what is happening to our country, then work to change it. It is no one’s job to water down or sugar-coat the rise of hate crimes.”

Al Sharpton tweeted “The reported hate attack on my friend and brother, actor Jussie Smollett is despicable and outrageous. The guilty must face the maximum.”

What a shame. They’re all eating their words now that it has been revealed the attack was all a hoax. Reminds me of Al Sharpton’s 1987 Tawana Brawley hoax. Sharpton, like Smollett with his hoax, continues to insist the Tawana Brawley hoax was no hoax.


bob walsh said...

Sharpton became a MUCH MORE important figure after Tawana Brawley, even after it blew up in his face.

Dave Freeman said...

Yeah Bob. Funny, and rather frightening how that worked out, isn't it? That liberal mindset...the ability to move on from one false premise only to immediately embrace another, is an amazing thing.