A California Congressman was attacked by a mob of angry Trump protestors at Washington Dulles International Airport. He was left to fend for himself. The incident highlights the added risk of traveling through Washington, DC right now and a civility deficit on full display.
Congressman Attacked By Pro-Trump Mob At Washington Dulles International Airport
Orange County Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA) was traveling home from the District to his district last Thursday when he was confronted by a mob of Trump supporters inside the United terminal at Washington Dulles. You can watch the unedited video below:
Congressman Lou Correa stands up to Trump extremists in the airport from r/PublicFreakout
Correa was cursed at, his path was blocked, and he was called a number of nasty names.
Is this the new state of U.S. travel in 2021?
There’s a reason I keep highlighting these stories and it is not because I’m suffering from “Trump Derangement Syndrome” (TDS). Rather, I am angry that the alt right Trump supporters have cloaked their movement in the banner of Christianity. This New York Times story sums up the problem quite well.
The presence of Christian rituals, symbols and language was unmistakable on Wednesday in Washington. There was a mock campaign banner, “Jesus 2020,” in blue and red; an “Armor of God” patch on a man’s fatigues; a white cross declaring “Trump won” in all capitals. All of this was interspersed with allusions to QAnon conspiracy theories, Confederate flags and anti-Semitic T-shirts.
I refuse to be lumped into that category, as if Christians and far right movements are now hopelessly intertwined.
And I cringe when I hear accounts like this:
Lindsay French, 40, an evangelical Christian from Texas, flew to Washington after she had received what she called a “burning bush” sign from God to participate following her pastor urging congregants to “stop the steal.”
“We are fighting good versus evil, dark versus light,” she said, declaring that she was rising up like Queen Esther, the biblical heroine who saved her people from death.
“We are tired of being made out to be these horrible people,” she said, acknowledging there was some violence but insisting on the falsehood that Antifa was behind it.
I don’t label everyone who traveled to Washington, DC last week as “horrible people.” But the seditious violence cannot be justified on any ground and it pains me especially that it was seen as a holy mission by some, a jihad if you will…
So back to the Congressman.
It took several minutes for the police to arrive and disperse the crowd. It could have become violent…he was greatly outnumbered. Even with tens of thousands of soldiers fortifying Washington, DC next week, I expect we’ll see a lot more of this in the days ahead.
When I lived in Washington, DC, I loved traveling to Washington Dulles after a long week(s) for a trip back to California. Even the “temporary” terminal C/D brought a smile to my face. I’ve walked through the area where Congressman Correa was harassed more times than I can count. And now I’ll never walk by it in the same way again.
Friends, for those of who you claim fidelity to Christ, start by loving God and loving your neighbor. When you do that, you’re not going to curse out and assault another human being. That’s not the Jesus way. That should also not be the American way.
Forgive me for veering into a political-religious direction once again, but this is the nation we find ourselves in and it directly impacts travel. I hope this time passes soon and we can get back to trip reports and hotel reviews.
Lou Correa is scrappy and as fit as a butcher’s dog. I’m sure he was quite capable of mounting an effective defense.
“…fit as a butcher’s dog.” I have never heard that one.
Why do all these Trump supporters look like neckbearded, subhuman filth? I mean seriously, they all have the same angry, low-life, “school of hard knocks” appearance.
Because they represent the permanent underclass. What used to be called “waste people”. They’ve been a problem since Great Britain first started exporting the Scotch-Irish from the English/Scottish border area shortly after the start of the North American colonies. In essence, they are the last vestiges of the political power of the white working class. Demographics will eliminate them as a political force in a few decades.
Abort them before they are born or let them die from drugs or disease, amirite? Eugenics at last, without the stain of Hitler. Margaret Sanger’s dream made real at last by our righteous anti-racist overlords.
He said their natural demographics will eliminate them. Things like their birth rate, not hunger or abortion. Try to keep up.
That said, no wonder they’re lashing out. They are trying to hold onto the shreds of power that they’ve attempted to wield against others.
Strange – looking at the McConnells, Hawleys and other Senators who have followed Trump’s bidding, very few have beards.
I am white, Christian, with a beard, of Anglo-Scottish-Irish origin and would never support DJT even if I lived in USA. IMHO if Trump were sent by God, it was because God had run out of locusts.
No, there is little correlation between beards and Trump supporters.
In defense, they said “neckbearded,” which indeed carries a different connotation, particularly when compounded by other mitigating factors.
Well said Matthew about Christians. This is a sad state of affairs.
So many inbred trash in the video.
Man, it sucks to see this happen at my home airport. Hopefully DC airports won’t be plagued by these kinds of incidents forever.
Its going to keep happening till these politicians stop sending billions to Pakistan and spending millions on watching shrimp on a treadmill. People get fed up when their politicians don’t listen to them and instead give all of the USA money away.
Pointing out government waste is reasonable. Voting incumbents who waste out of office is also reasonable. But blocking them at the airport and cursing them out? You’re not going to defend that, are you?
I certainly don’t condone it but Democrats have don’t this to The opposition and have encouraged people to do it. Chickens coming home to roost perhaps??
They can dish it out bout the cannot take it. A sure sign of a bully.
Nice Troll Matthew.
It’s hard for me to take an article seriously when I feel like I’ve been misled by the title. No one was “attacked” in the video. You can say it was a verbal altercation or that a congressman was inappropriately yelled and screamed at.
I’m not defending their behaviour, it’s disgusting. But I don’t think it’s helpful to over sensationalize what actually occurred, it just detracts from the discussion.
With respect, I’m not immune to using so-called “clickbait” but I certainly feel this was an attack and the word choice was therefore appropriate here.
If you see anybody from that Congress in a restaurant, in a department store, at an airport, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.
And what happened to many Republican elected leaders while dining over the summer was disgusting. Thank you for joining me in condemning what happened at IAD.
@Matthew: you keep saying California is a zoo right now. What is your opinion of the current Governor there? Do you think Californians would not confront him if they could? People all over the country condemned what the Minneapolis police did to George Floyd. BLM and other groups destroyed the city. They always blame the right for everything. Funny thing is that the last time Minneapolis had a Republican mayor was in 1961. Yes, 50 years ago. Since then, the city has been run by Democrats. So, guess who in the last 50 years, recruited, trained and deployed the police in the city? Minneapolis used to be the major hub for transportation of food in this country. The Mississippi river starts here. The city was booming, real state prices increasing, lots of prosperity. Well, guess what? The only time the city needed its politicians to be there for the city they failed. Riots plus terrible Covid based decisions destroyed this place. The downtown and uptown is now a ghost town, real state is worthless and nobody wants to be there. Stores, restaurants, businesses are all closed and won’t come back. Companies like Apple and other big brand names already shut down their stores and said they won’t reopen. It is very sad. Back to the point of your post, do you think the population will be quiet? There should never be violence but people will start to speak up and hopefully they will speak even louder when time comes to vote on new Governors and Mayors.
People should speak up and elected leaders, including my own Governor Newsom, should be held accountable for their policies, actions, words, and especially hypocrisy.
But civil discourse is the heart of the Republic. You don’t block someone while they are walking, shout them down, and curse them out.
I also see a huge difference between discussing COVID-19 policy and launching loony QAnon tirades about pedophiles and China, which only serves to mark people as not worthy of being taken seriously.
There is so much wrong with this country and I would never place all the blame on the altar of Trump or the GOP. But I do note that the recent stories of poor behavior at airports and on airplanes, with the exception of the usual ruckus on Spirit Airlines, are all related to the fringe Trump supporters who seem to deify him.
And as a Roman Catholic (correct me if I am wrong), I know you can appreciate my particular indignation over using Christian imagery and the name of Jesus to justify lawlessness.
Yes, I am a Roman Catholic and I completely agree that God and Jesus have absolutely nothing to do with all this craziness going on.
Religion is supposed to be a tool for emotional regulation. It doesn’t seem to be working for these folx. Amen and a woman.
Congresswomxn Waters, do you like to play baseball? Why don’t you come out to practice? It’s just over in heavily-Democratic Alexandria, so you’ll feel safe and right at home.
We could take you seriously if you highlighted every loony lefty who threatened and attacked innocent people, which instances have been FAR more prevalent these last few years than Trump supporters’. But you don’t. Because, contrary to your laughable denial, you DO suffer from TDS. And your blog proves you’re clearly just your typical left-wing hypocrite who cries bloody murder and pleads for civility at every rare instance of right-leaning uncivil behavior yet ignore or even justifies such uncivil/violent behavior when the loony left mobs do this stuff all the time. True conservatives call out this reprehensible behavior regardless of who participates in it. Please point out the many posts where you’ve equally and eagerly leaped on to your insufferable holier-than-thou soap box and called out your fellow lefty thuggish behavior. Until then, you’re a blatant hypocrite whose self-righteous virtue signaling is only making these problems worse.
Cite one trumptard that has died at the hands of a “Looney Lefty”. You are the traitorous hypocrite and your ilk don’t belong in polite society nor on an airplane
Maxine Waters (D-CA) made an impassioned plea for people to harass cabinet members and R Congressman. But you libs don’t remember that.
I have never commented before but see some terrible vitriol, i.e. “abort them all” in previous comments as inappropriate. Mr. Klint are you monitoring this and responding to these inappropriate comments?
I usually let commenters “hang themselves” and rarely block comments unless profanity or blasphemy is used or directed at another commenter in a specific and extremely crude way.
It’s funny to hear about Jesus Christ from atheist… If you know so much about Bible you should know what Bible says about gays too!
Atheist? You must be new around here.
If you have personal relationships with God please explain me how you can be agree with liberal lefts if everything they are believe contradicts with Bible?
I honestly have no idea what you mean. Please elaborate.
Perfect. I’m sure Matthew was ALL OVER an elected dem representative encouraging the very kind of thuggish behavior he’s lamenting with this post. (Just kidding. Matt’s cool with his own political leaders actually calling for this violent behavior from their side but if some no-name loony in an airport misbehaves the entire right is guilty and should be ashamed of themselves. The hypocrisy and double-standards from the left is truly breathtaking.) smh/lol
Bad assumptions. False equivalency. But I condemned that violence too…
What’s sad is that these Trumpers are psychologically damaged beyond imagination. Dominion?? QAnon?? Trump laughs at them. Jim Jordan laughs at them. Ted Cruz laughs at them. Josh Hawley laughs at them. They’re just tools to be used. Only a pawn in their game…
The deputy sheriffs, the soldiers, the governors get paid
And the marshals and cops get the same
But the poor white man’s used in the hands of them all like a tool
He’s taught in his school
From the start by the rule
That the laws are with him
To protect his white skin
To keep up his hate
So he never thinks straight
‘Bout the shape that he’s in
But it ain’t him to blame
He’s only a pawn in their game
Seems like all the travel blogs I read are engaged in an effort to generate a few brownie points with the SJW crowd lately. Can’t say I blame them though as it is a matter of self preservation. Google et al. may have bigger fish to fry in the next few days, but rather quickly they will get around to every blog and website and make a determination as to whether the site will be allowed to continue or be “deplatformed.” Very sad state of affairs, but it is where we are.
“but rather quickly they will get around to every blog and website and make a determination as to whether the site will be allowed to continue or be ‘deplatformed'”
Uhhh, no, not quite. Just don’t traffic in incitement to insurrection, sedition, and violence and you’re good to go. Not that hard.
I see full Christianity and nations as incompatible but there is no solution to that. If you are to love your neighbor (extended neighbor) as yourself and if the neighbor is not greedy and lazy then we would help the poor of Benin and Paraguay and other countries. Even the poor of America is rich compared to the poor of Benin. With full Christianity, there would be complete freedom of movement without restrictions for economic migrants. With nation states, that would be very impractical. So the solution is we do the best we can, protect our nation state and also mostly follow Christianity.
As far as yelling at the Congressman, what do they intend to accomplish? What I would do is discuss with the Congressman an issue that he might be potentially convinced. If his view is fixed, which is often the case, nothing you say will change his mind. If he agrees with you, preaching to the choir doesn’t help. Issues like prescription drug ads on TV increases costs and does nothing to educate the general public in pharmacology might be an example. Or how one small provision of the tax regulations unfairly affects you.
I searched “Ivanka” but I couldn’t find your post about how the Presidents daughter was harassed on a JetBlue flight in 2016. Democrats literally shot and almost killed a GOP congressman so this is really nothing new.
If you know of more than a lone loony, please feel free to share. Otherwise one could match that one Democrat with many Republicans. Of course Republicans have disavowed most of those Republicans, or stated that they aren’t ‘really’ Republicans they are just mentally ill ‘lone wolves’.
For some reason we are supposed to go along with Republicans when they do that, but not Democrats when they do the exact same thin.
Matthew, I can’t help but wonder if you are really a Christian based on the way you support the democratic party. I am glad that many of my faith are fighting against the evil in Washington.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Hi Andy. As a fellow Christian, I have a chilling possibility for you to consider:
Did God bring that scripture to your attention as a warning to those you despise? Or did he bring it as a warning to you?
Both the Democratic and Republican parties are temporal and secular. There’s nothing about either in the Bible. Both have taken stances that align with Christian values sometimes and run entirely counter to them as well. Pretending that either one is universally aligned with (or against) God usually indicates you’re trying to use him as a club to batter others to forward your own secular goals. Thats not righteous, that’s blasphemous.
. Since you’re a practising Christian, how do you align your religion with your unstinted support for Trump who embodies everything a Christian should
You do know that there is no such thing as the ‘Democrat’ party, and that usage just makes you look stupid, right?
Not taking sides here but my local paper had a big article yesterday on how local politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, are suffering death threats, receiving nasty letters, phone calls, etc…. I think the biggest problem in America is that people vote on a party and never pay attention if the person they are electing has any experience or is a fit for that job. It is time for that type of election to come to an end. People need to do some research on who is the person they are voting for no matter which party they represent. There are a few good politicians from both parties but the majority should not be elected to take care of a turtle. They are very bad. Thus, this type of aggression will keep happening. Governing a state or a country when there is no crisis is not that difficult. Now, having the right skills to manage through a pandemic or an economic crisis is a whole different thing and the American people noticed that most of the people running this country are useless when they really need them.
Santastico – You should have a blog, your comments are always spot on. You are absolutely correct that people need to start looking at individuals and vote based on what is important to them rather than just voting for a party. But, many people don’t have their own beliefs to even know how to do that. So they just go along with whatever the party says to do.
Is this new, or have Americans always been like this and it’s just more obvious now? I think it’s likely always been this way.
@Scott: thanks for the compliments but I don’t think I want to have a blog. 🙂 Actually, what I described on my post is how I always looked at elections before moving to the US 20 years ago. In my home country, in every election, there are probably 50+ parties running to everything. It is a total zoo and to be honest nobody even remember the party names. It is all about the candidate, what skills he/she brings into the table, values, goals, beliefs, etc… Of course there will be right, center and left leaning ones but it is really about what that specific person can do. In my case, I grew up on a farm and thus we always looked for candidates that understood the importance of farmers for the food production which happens to drive the economy of mist developing countries. I personally voted in candidates that were from completely different parties but people that I knew would get the job done when needed. Well, I then moved to the US and here nobody even know the names of the candidates they voted for. It is either am Republican or I am a Democrat. You can even select “all Republicans or all Democrats” in some ballots which is crazy. My neighbor will vote for a door knob if he is running as a Democrat. The other one will vote for a door knob is he is Republican. You then get the type of “pseudo leaders” we get. Look a my state MN. The Governor was a geography professor and the mayor a 37 yo lawyer. Both can easily raise taxes, build bridges, etc… but when they had to deal with a pandemic and a riot that destroyed the city they caved in and did nothing. Still today our Governor was not capable of telling public schools what to do. He told “each district should make their own decisions”. Really? Guess what, private schools never had so many families trying to enroll their kids because public schools have been a disaster.
You have nailed it. Politicians that don’t know what to do and just blame everyone else or pass the responsibility to other people. Some do OK, some are out of their league and fail…which we are seeing now. I’m in San Diego and as far as the schools, it’s the same thing. Private schools thriving and seem to be pretty well managed through this, Public schools (at least the biggest district) closed with no clear plan on how to reopen except they will follow the science. Apparently science only applies to public schools. So maybe it’s really about money, as everything is. :shrug
For the life of me, I have never understood why people who consider themselves Christians would align themselves with this President and those who think and act as they do. Were I religious it would distress me every bit as much as you say it does, Matthew. And I think that the best way to remedy that is to call such actions out as you have done here. So, although our politics differ, Matthew, I just wanted to express my support for you and what you’re saying in this post. And I look forward to the day when Americans with different political ideas and agendas can have respectful and productive conversations about how we can improve all of our lives.
@Shawn — thank you for your adult comment. I think that sentiment is felt by a lot of people. We all need to simmer down and get it back under control so we can have civil conversations and move forward. Fighting and winding people up leads to people getting hurt and that’s not good for anyone.
Unfortunately this is only gonna get worse before it gets better. As long as DJT keeps fanning the flames the violence will continue to grow.
Not withstanding that Trump did at the Mall was plain wrong as well as the damage done to the Capitol try this on, first there are a lot of underlying issues in our country and those are not limited to race, why is it the people in Seattle and Portland were called “protestors” and not rioters or worse even though they did much the same things as what we witnessed in DC. They attacked the Federal Court Houses and tried to burn them down, they attacked Police but hey that was ok. For the record I am not a right wing flag waving radical I am a combat disabled veteran who very concerned at the left turn this country is taking. I submit your attack on the religious sector is unwarranted and frankly follows the left wing side of the Democratic Party but then your a Californian and frankly that state ( and I use to live there started a company there 35 years ago) but like many ran like hell from there.
I am sure that I will see some pretty interesting replies to this but I too have a right to voice my opinion I paid my dues for that one.
They need to be prosecuted too. There is no whataboutism. If you have proof send them to the prosecutors, else you are just hot air.
How much damage did those ruots cause? Probably tens of millions at most. How much fraud was in PPP program? Billions? How much is pilfered from stores everyb year? Billions? Do you blow a gasket about these? Think deeply whether it’s the damage that grinds you or that it was BLM that grinds you.
I have a lot of sympathy for the grievances of trump supporters. I blame liberals for being oblivious. But i blame Republicans for being the traitorous weasels that fanned these flames so they could use it for political points instead of actually trying to solve them. Republicans are no better than the mullahs in middle east that provoke people through patriotic fervor and religion.
Said it before a lot of white Republican males in congress are exactly the kind of weasels that you should stay away from. Pathetic losers.
Tens of millions? I guess those are your liberal “facts.”
That figure surely understates the cost of the damage as it only includes that with valid insurance claims. How much damage do you think won’t be covered by insurance?
Fraud involved in government spending is a direct result of giving more money and power to the government. Beg the question of the leviathan’s existence and what do you expect? The only way to reduce corruption is to reduce government.
Got it. The amount is still substantially less than PPP fraud and retail loss.
If you dont trust govt. Why do you idiots run for the offices in govt? Talk about conflict of interest. The fraud and incompetence happened under govt. Of white Republican males.
So what are you angry about? All the losses in these liberal cities? Or the fact that it was BLM ? It can’t be the amount since a lot more is lost every year anyway. In any case if you have proof send it to the prosecutors. As far as i concerned it was sone proud boy scum trying to loot under cover of BLM. Change my mind with sone concrete proof. Or you are just hot air.
In any case i do get your whataboutism. I have already said we need to be killing more white males in the streets at the hands of cops. And how about this time BLM is allowed to storm the capitol with immunity from prosecution for beating up any of the 197 Republican representatives that voted against impeachment. Then we will all have the same experiences and be on the same foot and we will be able to appreciate your grievances.
You mistake me for someone who’s run for office or has great confidence in the ability of government to improve people’s lives.
According to the Washington Post, police fatally shot nine unarmed blacks and 19 unarmed whites in 2019. Overall, police fatally shot 1,004 people in 2019, of which only 235 were black, a number far lower than one would expect given the black crime rate. According to the FBI, over half of all homicides are committed by blacks. The per capita murder rate for blacks is about six times that for whites. If you want to complain about black men being hunted on the streets, take it to the black men doing the killing.
Where are the marches for unarmed white men being killed by the police? Do you know who Tony Timpa is? Daniel Shaver? The grievance grifters can’t make anything off their deaths, so they don’t care. BLM is built on lies about the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Your trolling would be more entertaining if it were based in truth. You used to be funny. Now you’re a boring, dour leftist troll like so many others.
Your claim is amusing (and of course anti-factual), as the outgoing US administration shrunk itself to the smallest possible, and yet is the the most corrupt one of them all.
For a claimed non-Trump voter, you parrot every single Trump line.
Are you kidding? Unified Democratic governments gave us the Federal Reserve, the federal income tax, the New Deal and the Great Society (and the Affordable Care Act, for good measure). Did the Trump administration roll any of those back? Are you saying Trump had the smallest possible administration in terms of headcount? Take a look at federal expenditures and tell me that this is the smallest possible. Are you deliberately trying to act obtuse or just that stupid? I assume the latter, given your track record of utter misapprehension of reality.
I don’t think Republicans are much better than Democrats in reducing government. How is it in the interest of politicians to reduce the source of their power? Corruption only exists because there is government money to give away. Stop feeding the beast and there is nothing to corrupt. Somehow people believe that more government will make their lives better. If anything, black folx should see that this is patently false. Decades of Democratic policies haven’t helped them. The Great Society destroyed their burgeoning middle class and spawned generations of broken families. Virtually every large city is under the stranglehold of Democrats and yet young black men are dying in increasing numbers. Who is to blame? White supremacy, that inescapable miasma, of course.
First of all, thank you for your services. I could not agree more with you that worries me a lot the turn to the left this country is taking. Why? I come from a country that tried socialism and I know what happened. My grandfather used to say that anything perceived as free (there is absolutely nothing free in life) has no real value to people. Thus, when I see people wanting “free” stuff that worries me a lot. You talked about Seattle and Portland, I invite anyone to come visit Minneapolis. What happened here was never shared in detail by the rotten media. Come see for yourself what the “protesters” did here. There are areas of the city that reminds what you see in Syria or Afghanistan after an air strike. No, I am not exaggerating. And still those people are out there free and are called protesters.
Waterboard them now.
This is a racist country. After 9/11 brown people were being tortured left and right. Time we waterboarded these white Republican male terrorists.
:pains me especially that it was seen as a holy mission by some, a jihad if you will…”
Yeah. I have said before there is no difference between Islamist jihadist and christan jihadist. The common factor is religion. If you can blindly believe something that you have no proof exists, and through which you get your identity then it’s not a leap to be able to control you through it.
The nazis were christians.
197 republicans did not vote for impeachment. They think a mob coming after them to kill them or beat them up is no problem. The DC attorney general should announce that they will not prosecute anyone that beats up these 197 Republicans because they themselves think it’s no big deal.
In other news i have said before this myth about stoic independent american white male, aka John Wayne, is shattered. Most of these weasels will bend over for a pay check. Watch these 197 Republicans do just that. Pathetic.
I condemn all kind of violence. There is simply no excuse for any kind of violence towards any living beings let alone human beings. I’m not going to name any specific individual here but anyone who supports violence towards a person or group of people/party or towards someone with different opinion/thoughts or whatsoever should be ashamed of their actions. Sadly I saw many such instances of violence throughout 2020 and there were many who tried to justify it as it fit their narrative. All those who tried to justify it should understand, intentional actions have consequences and one reaps the results of their intentional actions(good or bad) in this life or in the future lives.
How is this even allowed? To verbally and almost physically assault someone like that. If I was the Congressman I would have punched a couple of those no good losers. Putting your hand or fingers right in someone’s face justifies self defense. And not to mention the yelling which is likely spreading the virus around. Time to look in the mirror America. These are our neighbors. No good pathetic losers. If it was up to me everyone involved in the storming of the US Capitol should be barred from receiving medical care if and when they contract the virus. Let them suffer.
These fruitcake faux Christians are a wretched curse, with their speaking in tongues, falling down touched by the hand of God, seeing images of Jesus in grilled cheese sandwiches…but mostly because they seek to impose their nuttiness on everyone else, most alarmingly on their own innocent children.
This is crass behavior, but it’s what’s been happening to Trump voters & supporters for the past 4 years. You reap what you sow.
With the exception that Trump voters deserve it. A house of cards built on lies and lies and lies. See the difference?
Is Stuart buddies with Michael Beller? Weren’t you desperately trying to figure out how to flying around Europe last summer? What about “science?” Liberal hypocrisy at its finest. Only fine people on the left, amirite?
Yes, it’s called saving my business. I was not trying to go on a trip to enjoy the sites of Vienna this summer. I was going to sign one of the few deals I could, and would lose otherwise, in order to keep my business afloat, my 30 employees payed, and my livelihood protected. Any other questions, a-hole?
And go ahead, challenge me more on it. Let me please embarrass you and your idiotic assumptions a bit more. I am chomping at the bit for the invitation to put you in your place once and for all.
I have no problem with you trying to save your business. I don’t think you were just talking about business, though. You seemed rather gleeful in taking advantage of lax enforcement of the travel restrictions while the regular folx were stuck at home.
I resent that the state has unilaterally decided which businesses are essential. Everyone’s business is essential to him. Of course, what do you care about the little people as long as you get “payed?” I don’t have to assume anything about your rabid leftist insanity and saying all Trump voters deserve to be mistreated. What about your BIPOC and LGBTQ+ allyship? You realize there are many such folx who supported the Bad Orange Man, don’t you? Your comments make clear that you and Michael Beller, Esq., are kindred spirits who think you are better than all the deplorables.
Hey, lay off Stuart. He gives great headache.
I live in downtown DC. The level of tension and toxicity in DC at the moment is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. I am reminded of State Department warnings when I travel overseas – “avoid public gatherings, large crowds, government facilities” etc. This encounter was captured on video and involved a public official but I have heard other accounts from friends of similar provocations on the streets last week.
I left today for an impromptu 10-day respite outside the Beltway (and acknowledge the privilege of being able to work anywhere with Internet access). I am currently in Harrisonburg VA and plan to spend tomorrow hiking in Shenandoah National Park (where there is thankfully very little Internet access). The feeling of finally being able to exhale is palpable.
We are at a very sad moment in our history.
How awful. So glad I’m nowhere near the US.
If the left didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all. This is EXACTLY what leaders in the DemocRAT party said to do to officials in the Trump administration lead by that non Mensa member Maxine Waters. This is EXACTLY what SHE called for.
They can dish it out but they cannot take it.
#sleepy, creepy Joe and the Ho!!
Radical Christian terrorism?
We shouldn’t be afraid to call it what it is, right?
Well said Matthew on all accounts. Thank you very much, perhaps the civility and thoughtful discourse will increase.