It does not help “black lives” when they storm the stage and disrupt a planned event for presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. This happened in Seattle, WA Saturday. If these “protesters” would have done their homework before taking over the stage and ending the event, they would know Bernie Sanders has been a vocal supporter of civil rights his entire political career! There is no one more concerned about “black lives” than Bernie Sanders, including Hillary Clinton! This is a real “slap in the face” to him! Shame on you!!
When a protester took over the podium the crowd began shouting “Let Bernie speak”. A “Black Lives Matter” organizer would not leave the stage! At one point a Sanders organizer tried to take back control but the protester would not let go of the microphone. It ended by the Sanders organizer speaking to the crowd saying “It’s obvious they are intent on disrupting the program”. “We are going to thank Senator Sanders for being here”.
He walked through the crowd and shook hands with supporters before he left. Later, he gave a statement saying “I am disappointed that two people disrupted a rally attended by thousands at which I was invited to speak about fighting to protect Social Security and Medicare. I was especially disappointed because on criminal justice reform and the need to fight racism there is no other candidate for president who will fight harder than me.”
On the same day, not to be outdone, Washington Republican Party Chair, Susan Hutchison “spewed her venom”! She made degrading remarks about not only Bernie Sanders but a Seattle City Councilwoman and the Governor of our state, Jay Inslee. Hutchison is a “has been” Seattle news anchor who was fired from that job in 2002! In 2009 Hutchison ran for King County Executive while downplaying her Republican ties. She lost! She’s another one of those angry losers who hate all Democrats!!
There you have it! Two protesters ending a planned event for thousands because they decided their “rants” were more important than what Sanders had to say! Again, shame on them!!
Then you have a “hateful” Republican, Susan Hutchison, adding to the insult choosing to “spew her venom” on the same day! What a “stain” on the wonderful city of Seattle!