The Democrats have reached a new low with their most recent antics as they put on a show for the press while unveiling a police reform bill they call the “Justice in Policing Act.”
The shallow group of performers was comprised of both House and Senate Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen Kamala Harris, and Sen. Cory Booker. The group took a knee on Monday for eight minutes and 46 seconds as a show of “solidarity.”
Democrats could be seen kneeling in unison, with most wearing Kente cloth — a special fabric with deep and meaningful origins rooted in West Africa — in a bizarre attempt to show further solidarity with the black community. Their attempt, however, was rather transparent.
“There is more Kente fabric in this picture than at a Ghanaian traditional wedding,” pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha said.
Ekeocha blasted Democrats for their very obvious use of the fabric as a prop, “Excuse me dear Democrats in your tokenism you didn’t wait to find out that this thing that you’re hanging around your neck is not just some African uniform,” she continued in a video response. “These fabrics … they all mean something to us”
Errol Webber, a black Republican congressional candidate also called out the move for exactly what it was.
“The Democrats have no interest in black America. These fools think that because they put some Kente cloth on they’re going to get the black vote?” Webber said. “I’m waiting on Biden to put a durag on and start saying the “N” word.”
Joe Biden, for his part put on a show elsewhere as he posed for the camera after meeting the family of George Floyd in Houston prior to the funeral, but Biden has no plans to attend the actual service.
Biden also attacked President Trump, suggesting that he had the necessary solutions to implement sufficient justice reforms – despite the fact that Biden has been on the wrong side of justice reform before, when he sponsored Bill Clinton’s federal crime bill that has resulted in the mass incarceration of African-American men.
House and Senate Democrats worked over the weekend law enforcement reforms aimed, they say, at curbing police violence. The bill, unveiled Monday morning, would ban chokeholds and so-called “no-knock” warrants on a federal level.
The bill takes its cue from bipartisan criminal justice reform efforts on the table for nearly a decade and also requires “local police departments to send data on the use of force to the federal government,” creates a grant program to fund state-level use of force and police misconduct investigations, and makes it easier for “people to recover damages when police departments violate their civil rights,” per the outlet.
Nancy Pelosi, always the ready performer, spoke to the media saying, “[t]he martyrdom of George Floyd gave the American experience a moment of national anguish as we grieve for the black Americans killed by police brutality today.”
“This moment of national anguish is being transformed into a movement of national action as Americans from across the country peacefully protest to demand an end to injustice,” Pelosi said. “Today, with the justice and policing at the Congress is standing with those fighting for justice and taking action.”
This show put on by the Democrats is the first time that House and Senate legislators have met in months as coronavirus-related lockdowns gave them quite the paid vacation.