Republican Congressional candidate Barry Moore responded to Joseph R Biden Jr’s criticism of President Donald J Trump, and Moore accused the Democratic Party of silence “or actively encouraging violence.” Moore accused the Democratic Party of silence “or actively encouraging violence.”
Moore claims that the criticism of President Trump Monday and himself over the weekend point out the hypocrisy and flip-flopping of the Left on violent riots in Kenosha, Portland, and other, mainly Democrat-controlled cities across the country.
“For too long now, the leaders of the Democratic Party have either said nothing or actively encouraged violence, including riots, arson, and rampant destruction of property,” Moore said. “Remember back in 2018 when Nancy Pelosi wondered why there weren’t ‘uprisings all over the country’ over President Trump’s policies? Or back in June, when Kamala Harris said that the protests are ‘not going to let up, and they should not, and we should not.’ Or when Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-MA, said in an MSNBC interview, ‘There needs to be unrest in the streets.’? How many times have their allies in the media stood in front of burning buildings and called the riots ‘mostly peaceful?’”
“Then Monday, Sleepy Joe Biden finally crawled out of his basement to condemn the riots and destruction,” Moore said. “Of course, he mainly attacked President Trump, just like people have been attacking me. Both the President and I are being gaslighted with accusations of inciting violence when it’s actually Joe Biden’s party that’s been laying the wood for these fires, then squirting them with lighter fluid.”
“Just like they always do, the Left is blaming those of us on the other side for the problems they’ve caused,” Moore charged. “They’ve been screaming to ‘defund the police, we’ll police ourselves.’ Then, the minute something happens ‘let’s call the police.’ But, of course, by then it’s too late. Neither President Trump nor I have been inciting violence. It’s been Democrats like Pelosi, Harris, Maxine Waters, and too many others who have been inciting violence, and now that they’ve got it they’ve realized it’s hurting them in the polls.”
“That’s the real reason Joe Biden came out of his basement,” Moore claimed. “He and his entire party are crashing and burning in the polls as more and more Americans see just what disasters their policies have caused. Where were the condemnations of violence during the DNC? Why weren’t Democrat Senators attacked by mobs there, like Sen. Rand Paul and his wife were attacked last week? And why are the cities so badly affected by violent, rioting mobs almost all run by ‘progressive’ Democrats?”
“The answer is simple: Democratic policies fail,” Moore concluded. “They fail to protect their people. They fail to protect property. They fail to bring true justice because the mob is only interested in destroying, not building that ‘more perfect union’, or coming together as ‘one nation, under God’. As the President said Monday, ‘the violence is fueled by dangerous rhetoric from far-Left politicians that demonizes our nation and demonizes our police,’ and both the rhetoric and violence must end.”
“The hypocrisy of the Left, and their flip-flopping on violence which is clearly driven by their sinking poll numbers, is as disgusting as it is callous and uncaring,” Moore said. “We Republicans aren’t perfect by any means, but we will always stand for peaceful demonstrations and against violence, destruction, arson, looting, assault and murder by mobs of ‘progressives’, regardless of how much they scream about ‘justice’.”
Moore >was criticized by his Democratic general election opponent, Phyllis Harvey-Hall, for appearing to applaud 17-year old Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two men and injured another protester in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse’s attorney claims the 17-year old rifleman acted in self-defense.
“This is 100 percent self-defense,” Rittenhouse’s lawyer John Pierce told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “The only individuals Kyle shot were the three individuals attacking him and putting him at risk. This is a 17-year-old kid, this is amazing what he did.”
Rittenhouse shot and killed both Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. He also wounded Gaige Grosskreutz who was shot in the arm.
Rittenhouse has been charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of Rosenbaum and Hubert, one count of attempted murder in the wounding of Grosskreutz, as well as possession of a dangerous weapon by an underage individual.
“They began screaming that Kyle needed to be killed, and they were going to kill him. They started relentlessly hunting him as prey as he ran down the street attempting to retreat,” Pierce said. Rittenhouse fell in the street, where he shot two people who were attacking him while he lay on the ground. One of the attackers was armed with a pistol according to Pierce.
Pierce maintains that Rittenhouse was there at the invitation of the owner of the gas station he was defending and that the charge of possession of a dangerous weapon by an underage individual is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.
Biden’s campaign unveiled a new television ad Tuesday condemning the rioting and the looting that has killed 30 Americans and damaged parts of some major cities. The ad packages portions of Biden’s Monday speech. The new ad is part of a $45 million one-week television and digital purchase by the Biden campaign.
“I want to make it absolutely clear,” Biden says while the images flash of burning cars and buildings and a confrontation with the police are shown. “Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. And those who do it should be prosecuted.”
Moore is a small businessman, veteran, husband and father of four from Enterprise. He served two terms in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018.
Moore faces Harvey-Hall on the ballot in the Nov. 3 general election. Moore is running for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.