Republicans try to blame Democrats for Waukesha tragedy
Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) appeared on Fox and his friends On Wednesday morning, he accused George Soros and Democratic donors of “funding radical far-left prosecutors and prosecutors” who left the man who drove his SUV in a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wis., On the loose on bail a few days before the attack. His comments are just the latest in a string of Republicans attempting to use tragedy to attack Democrats.
Five people died and dozens were injured when Darrell E. Brooks drove his vehicle through a crowd, including children, at the annual Waukesha Christmas Parade. He was charged with five counts of first degree intentional homicide. A sixth victim, an eight-year-old child, died Tuesday from injuries sustained in the attack.
Weeks earlier, Brooks had been accused of using his vehicle to run over the mother of his child in a separate incident, authorities said, according to The Washington Post. Brooks had been released five days before the parade after posting a $ 1,000 cash bond. Since the incident, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has said his bond was set “too low”.
“This guy who tried to run over his mother’s mother a few weeks ago, are they going to let him out so he can run over a bunch of other people?” It’s really sickening, ”Crenshaw said.
“I’m not that conspiratorial,” the congressman added, “But it’s pretty obvious that there are people like George Soros funding these radical left-wing prosecutors and prosecutors across the country, which means millions of dollars. “
Discussing the attack on the Waukesha Parade, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said: “I’m not that conspiratorial…”
… “But it’s pretty obvious that there are people like George Soros who are funding these radical, far-left prosecutors and prosecutors…” pic.twitter.com/ghLm0a2Y73
– The recount (@therecount) November 24, 2021
Crenshaw’s inflammatory comments followed those from Republican flamethrowers Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) And Donald Trump Jr.
Johnson focused his blame on the Democratic leadership. “I hope more Americans realize the reality of what democratic governance means and its outcome,” Johnson said on Fox News Tuesday. “When you encourage anarchy, you will get more of it,” he continued, adding, “It gets more and more violent. It is starting to spill over from crime-ravaged towns, usually ruled by Democrats, into surrounding areas. “
Greene weighed in on Twitter, accusing a coalition of people and groups: Black Lives Matter, the mainstream media, the Democratic Party and Biden. “After the widespread hate reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict and the dog-whistle calls to radical BLM ground troops by the mainstream media, Democrats and even the President of the United States, we have to ask ourselves whether they instigated the mass murder in Waukesha, WI “, Greene tweeted Monday, the day after what happened.
“Intentional homicide,” she added.
After the widespread hate reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict and the dog whistle calls to radical BLM ground troops by the mainstream media, Democrats and even the President of the United States, we have to wonder if they instigated the murder. mass in Waukesha, WI.
– Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) 22 November 2021
Don Jr. threw more fuel on the fire, cynically using the attack to blame the media for the tragedy while promoting his father’s upcoming picture book. “It was kind of a blow to what has become our armed media, where it’s not about the truth, it’s not about presenting both sides, it’s about creating a narrative,” he said. Trump Jr. said in an interview, according to Raw Story. “It’s totally one-sided.”
He continued, “You see how fast they’re going to defend the Wisconsin forward last night. It was only a matter of minutes until it was: “He was an amazing athlete that something went wrong.” They’ll make every excuse for this shitty terrorist in about five minutes. “
his father addressed the Waukesha incident in a Tuesday night interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Trump called Brooks a “raw cookie,” but he found a silver lining in the tragedy: “The good news was, he hated Trump. “