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We’ve finally got our chance to test the seriousness of Democrat convictions about demonstrations and the Capitol.
We’ve got an apples-to-apples comparison between the guy who is doing real time for putting his feet on Pelosi’s desk and some rowdies who just stormed McCarthy’s.
Both cases involved the office of the Speaker of the House.
Both cases involved entry without permission.
You may remember Richard Barnett from this rather famous photo:
Richard spent 10 minutes in Nancy’s office. He put his feet up on the desk. Took an envelope as a trophy, and wrote a note calling her a bitch.
There were no allegations against him of assault, of breaking windows, or any other such acts normally associated with a riot. He was sentenced to 4 years in prison, and has pledged to appeal.
Our court system is based on a system of precedents. The idea of equality before the law means that comparable actions will face comparable penalties in the court system, both on the charging side and on the sentencing side.
Which brings us up to speed with the most recent example of ‘disruption of official proceedings’ and ‘violation of the sacred halls of democracy’. This time, it was a left-wing group of protesters and the office in question belonged to Speaker McCarthy.
A group of agitators burst into the office, chanting and demanding that a particular subset of federal funding be renewed in this year’s budget.
Earlier today seven activists stormed Kevin McCarthy’s office demanding a full 5 year reauthorization of PEPFAR (President’s Plan For AIDS Relief).
It is not known whether the activists will be prosecuted for treason and insurrection.
— American Pigeon (@AmericanPigeon) September 11, 2023
It obviously never occurred to them that (actual) conservatives usually respond to very different sorts of persuasion than the kind that work on leftists.
Seven demonstrators were busted Monday after they barged into and briefly occupied House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) office, according to Capitol Police.
“Pass PEPFAR now,” the group chanted as security personnel warned that they would be arrested if they remained.
The activists were later stood up against the wall outside McCarthy’s office and handcuffed.
“This morning, multiple individuals were demonstrating inside a House Office Building. After the demonstrators refused to cease demonstrating, USCP then arrested the 4 males and 3 females for unlawful entry,” Capitol Police told The Post in a statement. — NYPost
Will they get the same kind of heavy-handed criminal charges that Richard Barnett saw?
I wouldn’t hold my breath.
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