Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Our #CommitmentToAmerica is to protect the fundamental principles that keep our communities safe.
I condemn ALL who hijack a legitimate national conversation and use it as an excuse to loot, destroy, and kill. Their actions are reprehensible and have no place in our nation.
[….] 8:39 AM · Sep 16, 2020
In the 4th Congressional District?
Lindsey Simmons (D) [2020 file photo].
Lindsey Simmons @LynzforCongress
Hard to keep communities safe when the President of the United States gasses his own citizens.
[….] 5:44 AM · Sep 17, 2020
“It was an accident, I swear.”
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Always behind, always with a painfully wrong take.
This morning, from Josh Hawley (r):
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Waiting for @JoeBiden and the Democrats to fully and unequivocally condemn the rioting and murder in Kenosha. More and more the Marxist “social revolution” Left appears to be in control of the Democratic Party
[….] 10:14 AM · Aug 26, 2020
As always, the responses:
A white guy crossed state lines with an high powered rifle, murdered two people and tried to kill a third. And then bragged about it.
Did you ever at any time in the past actually respect the law?
Joe Biden has in fact condemned the rioting and looting in our country. If you don’t believe me, here is proof. Stop with your stupid lies. [….]
Hawley doesn’t care about facts, let alone reality. He and @GOP have emboldened (and refuse to condemn) domestic terrorists like Kyle Rittenhouse, because they are the party of white supremacy. Period.
So police can just shoot anyone and you’re ok with it, got it
Well, I doubt he agrees with “anyone” probably more like any black man.
A white vigilante killed two people last night in Kenosha. Why aren’t you denouncing him?
A man shot in the back. People react with outrage. You say caring about not being killed is “Marism.” Protesters shot by militia. Now,3 dead. Yet you stay silent and demand condemnation of the REACTION, not action.
What is it about the killers, compared to the victims? Hmmm…
So brave and bold of you to demand they condemn it a day after they condemned it. [….]
Hey, Josh. I was wondering what your thoughts were on the 17-year-old Blue Lives Matter who murdered multiple people in cold blood at the protests. You got thoughts on that?
It was a 17 year old white militia kid armed to the teeth who TRAVELED from Illinois and killed 2 protesters.
All while Rs are fear-mongering on tv about “people coming to your suburb” to harm you.
Have you said anything about the guy who had an AR-15 at age 17, and went across state lines to engage with his perceived enemies,Senator?
Just checking in. Any statement yet?
Guess what. We found out who radicalized Kyle Ritterhouse.
That’s just a lie – & you know it — Republican talking points – throw in the words Socialists & Marxists into every conversation as often as possible.
Why did a police officer shoot a man 7 times in the back – a black man – that is the conversation we should be having.
They did so BEFORE you asked!
But we are still waiting to see you condemn the vigilante who killed two unarmed protesters — a vigilante who was front row at Trump Iowa rally, and who epitomizes the gun-worshipping culture of the Trump administration. [….]
He already did.
The shooter, front rower at a Trump rally
Biden condemned it already.
Google his statement..
In fact Hawley, there is ANOTHER VIDEO of this same POS as, it appears, he shot, it looks like, a guy in the head outside the shop and then ran which leads to the next video of him shooting more people down the street.
THIS IS NOT A MARXIST, LEFTIST. He has been named.
Literally a Trump supporter.
Yup he is.
You know that the murderer was a right-wing fanatic, right? As with Heather Heyer’s killer.
The murderer was just named: Kyle Rittenhouse, a white supremacist from Illinois. I condemn him. Biden will condemn him. Many Democrats will condemn him. Will Trump? Will you?
Waiting for your swift condemnation of the out-of-state white supremacist who gunned down protesters…
And when will you condemn a 17 year old armed with an AR15 who took the law into his own hands and murdered 2 last night and injured several more?
and was allowed to do so by the cops
The murderer is a white supremacist and Trump supporter. Why does Biden or the dems have to condemn one of yours?
Who did the murder, Josh? Was it a BLM protestor or a teenage agitator?
I’ve had ice cream cones that aged better than this tweet.
Probably should have read first, Josh. They already did this.
While we have you here, any thoughts on the teenager who murdered people in the streets last night with the cooperation of the Kenosha police?
Waiting for people like you to say something about that 17-year-old who crossed state lines with a gun, killed two people, and went home even though the police were right there watching.
Here’s the terrorist who traveled from Illinois to Wisconsin…shot and killed 2 protestors.
So, Josh, condemn this!
Jacob Blake apparently showed up at that scene to help break up a fight. So how come the Kenosha PD shot him, instead of thanking him and giving him bottled water?
The murder was committed by a white supremacist. Why doesn’t the president denounce them?
The stochastic terrorist in the white house cheers this little white supremacists murderer on. He will probably pardon him.
Also, where is your full and unequivocal condemnation for the calls to action for militias to descend upon Kenosha with arms and live ammo?
A right-wing kid openly carrying a big-ass gun just killed people and you’re mad at … Joe Biden??? Bro that’s just evil.
Josh you’re an ass. As a Missourian I’m ashamed to have you as a Senator for MO. You know Joe will condemn the shooter’s actions. You also know Trump & the GOP won’t bc he was radicalized by your party. He made several posts that prove it. Trump will never acknowledge him. Shhh
Lawyer? You have a duty of candor. Try living it
I can’t think of anything foul enough to say to you after this tweet that won’t get me permanently kicked off of twitter.
Hey Josh, actual Missouri voter here – stop speaking for us.
When are you going to fully and unequivocally condemn the right-wing terrorist who murdered two people last night?
A white 17 year old who crossed state lines from IL to WI, carrying an AR-15 shot and killed people in Kenosha last night. He was NOT one of the protestors. Coming from IL to WI with a gun is not protecting your city. He came to kill people. And he was one of yours.
“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” – Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689 – 1755)
A bill, introduced in the current special session of the Missouri General Assembly:
SB 9 – This act creates the offense of unlawful traffic interference if, with the intention to impede vehicular traffic, the person walks, stands, sits, kneels, lays, or places an object in a manner that blocks passage by a vehicle on any public street or highway.
This offense is a Class A misdemeanor if a person blocks a public street for the first violation and a Class E felony for any subsequent violation.
This offense is a Class E felony if a person blocks an interstate highway.
This offense is a Class D felony if a person blocks a street or highway as part of an unlawful assembly.
[….] (2) “Unlawful assembly”, two or more persons who meet for the purpose of violating any of the criminal laws of this state or of the United States.
Do meetings in offices in the capitol building qualify? Just asking.
2. A person commits the offense of unlawful traffic interference if, with the intention to impede vehicular traffic, the person walks, stands, sits, kneels, lays, or places an object in such a manner as to block passage by a vehicle on any public street, highway, or interstate highway. [….]
In Warrensburg, Missouri on May 31, 2020:
When you can’t hear or see dissent than there is no First Amendment.
“…Apparently a few people staged a die in on the street next to the Governor’s Mansion. In the afternoon in July in Jefferson City. Really? It’s not like they were blocking rush hour traffic…”
We continue to get comments:
Are you trying to justify that no law was broken because there was not “rush hour traffic”? That is pitiful. Protesters have the right to assemble, but they have no need to block the streets and expect nothing to happen. Also, please work on your grammar and sentence structure. I got a headache from reading this.
A hand wringing concern troll. Heh.
You’re here, aren’t you?
“…I got a headache from reading this.”
Then don’t read us. Or, I dunno, start your own blog and do better?
On July 4, 2020 in Warrensburg:
Interesting. People in the street. Police are present. No escalation. Peaceful protest. No pepper spray or tear gas.
“…Apparently [yesterday] a few people staged a die in on the street next to the Governor’s Mansion. In the afternoon in July in Jefferson City. Really? It’s not like they were blocking rush hour traffic…”
Jefferson City Police overreacted.
Michael Bersin @MBersin
Replying to @MO_HouseDems and @SharkFu
The nerve. Blocking a street and hindering traffic in Jefferson City during the busiest time of day. In July. I feel sorry for the tour groups waiting to get into the Governor’s Mansion who had to see this. Oh, wait… 5:18 AM · Jul 31, 2020
We get comments, directed at Show Me Progress:
They have no right to be in the street and they were told so. Look what they did in Columbia. You give you protesters an inch and you take a mile. Peaceful is not blocking streets and other taxpayers rights to drive down the streets. The protesters need to learn the definition of peaceful
This crap of protests needs to be squashed before it turns in Seattle. Protesting on the sidewalks, bullhorns, signs are fine, but when you move into the public thruway, stop it.
Hand wringing concern trolls. They try to post comments here. We usually let them languish in comment moderation for eternity (or until we stop paying the hosting bill).
There was no street traffic. And if there was, knowing that area of Jefferson City, approaching from the Capitol, all a driver would have to do is turn right to detour, drive up a block, and then turn left and then right to return to the same street. How inconvenient. A freakin’ block. Maybe our concern trolls consider this a slippery slope of some sort.
How do other towns in Missouri handle such outrageous behavior?
In Warrensburg, at the end of May:
Interesting. People in the street. Police are present. No escalation. Peaceful protest. No pepper spray or tear gas.
Breaking: Statement regarding unconstitutional use of chemical agents and arrests outside of the Governor’s Mansion.
“The brutality inflicted on peaceful protesters and journalists by the rogue police force in front of the governor’s mansion today was reprehensible. Under the First Amendment, protestors have the right to assemble and demand accountability from their government. Journalists have the right and duty to report those demands. This especially rings true in front of the taxpayer-funded Governor’s mansion and down the street from the Missouri State Capitol building.
Police have no right to pretend that a law has been violated to justify arrests. But even when protestors can be arrested shooting chemical agents at protestors who were in the process of complying with officer orders is a callous and inappropriate response to dissent. This is another shameful example of police officers unable to accept criticism who then demonstrates that criticism is valid by resorting to the gratuitous use of force. No official who fails to denounce these tactics can be taken seriously if they claim in the future that care about our constitutional rights. Missouri must reevaluate its priorities and recognize that true public safety starts with police reform.”
Kaitlyn Schallhorn @K_Schallhorn
I identified myself as a reporter multiple times and followed instructions the police gave as to where to stand. I had one officer yell at me multiple times to move, I did as instructed. He threatened to arrest me several times. 2:04 PM · Jul 30, 2020
Apparently a few people staged a die in on the street next to the Governor’s Mansion. In the afternoon in July in Jefferson City. Really? It’s not like they were blocking rush hour traffic.
Escalation is not a smart strategery. Not now. Not during a leadership crisis. Not during a pandemic.