One week ago, the Minnesota attorney general upgraded the charges against Derek Chauvin and charged the other police officers with aiding and abetting second-degree murder as well as aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. This was as a result of doing nothing, saying nothing and watching as Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes resulting in Floyd’s death. Those three officers were accomplices.
Now, senator, you too are an accomplice. You and many of your fellow republican senators are complicit in promulgating an unsubstantiated suggestion that an older protester who was shoved and seriousy injured by the police in Buffalo was an Antifa provocateur who staged his own assault.
After three-and one-half years and thousands of tweets carrying falsehoods, racist language and demeaning barbs against your own colleagues you continue to deflect, deny, excuse or just bury your head in the cat box to the president’s tweets and public lies. You are complicit when you hold on to a longstanding policy of “not commenting on the president’s tweets.” You are complicit when you say “I didn’t see it — you’re telling me about it.” You are complicit when you say “I didn’t see the tweet.” You are complicit when you say “I don’t even know the episode he’s talking about.”
Senator, stop it. All of you, stop being an accomplice. Stand up. Speak out...for us, for our country and for yourself. Stop being an accomplice