(Tea Party PAC) – Earlier this week we witnessed Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan finally grow a bit of a back bone — at least two full vertebrae — and declare the CHOP zone in her city where left-wing radicals had set up camp for their “protests” an “unlawful gathering” or something of that nature. This led to police forces moving in, telling these miscreants to get off the property within eight minutes or else.
It took a month for Durkan to take this critical step and restore order and balance to her city. This probably wouldn’t have happened at all had it not been for the five shootings and other assorted violence — like sexual assaults — that took place in the zone.
Two teenagers died in those shootings, by the way.
What’s really maddening is that the father of one of the teenage victims said that the mayor, who is responsible for this mess, still has not called him. However, President Trump did.
Here’s more from TheBlaze:
Horace Lorenzo Anderson said that he wasn’t a political person but it was clear that he appreciated the condolences from the president.
“I still ain’t heard from the mayor,” said Anderson to Matt Lorch of KCPQ-TV.
“Incredibly, Donald Trump called me,” he added. “The president of the United States called me today and talked to me today.”
“What did he say?” asked Lorch.
“He gave his condolences, and, me I’m not a political guy so I’m not, but I told him, you know I don’t know nobody like you! I’m just, you know I’m real!” Anderson said.
“I said, nobody like you, but in this camera, I’ll tell you right now, Donald Trump called me, and he didn’t have to call me, he didn’t have to do nothing!” he added.
The father of 19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson, who was shot and killed at the edge of the #CHOPseattle zone, says he still hasn't received a call from the Mayor of Seattle @MayorJenny, but received a condolence call this morning from @realDonaldTrump. #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/ugpEgAwg5f
— Matt Lorch (@MattLorchQ13Fox) July 2, 2020
This is correct. The president didn’t have to take time out of his extremely busy schedule of running the country and campaigning for a second term in the Oval Office to contact this guy. But he did it anyway, because he cares for people. More so, it seems, than Mayor Durkan, who is supposed to be helping fellow citizens like Anderson.
How sad is it that she, having far less to do than the president, hasn’t picked up the phone to call him and let him know she’s sorry for what happened? It shows not only a lack of empathy, but also a complete and total disconnect with her own constituents.
This whole mess was the result of her refusal to take action and do something to bring law and order back to an area that had fallen to chaos and anarchy. It was Durkan’s decision to make in how to handle this situation. Look how easily folks cleared the area. It took a little over eight minutes to get the vast majority of the individuals in the CHOP out.
Perhaps the guilt over this situation is why she can’t bother to call Anderson. Maybe she can’t stand the fact her failure to act cost people their lives? Especially after claiming this was going to be the “summer of love.”
Either way, she needs to make the call.