On Thursday, President Donald Trump held a rally in Minneapolis, Minn., as his reelection campaign switches into high gear. It was his first rally the president held since coming under siege by Democrats pushing the latest phony scandal — “Ukrainegate.”
The president’s reelection campaign believes it can flip traditionally blue Minnesota to the red column next year, considering a) he only lost the state to Hillary by 1.5 percent; and b) CNN traveled to a ‘deep blue’ town in Minnesota recently and discovered most of its residents had become Trump supporters.
So the president and his team are going to focus on winning that state. They believe it’s well within range. But there are some state political leaders who not only don’t want Trump to win Minnesota, they are actively participating in violent acts to prevent his supporters from exercising their constitutional rights.
And, of course, they’re Democrats.
As reported by Katie Pavlich at TownHall, Rep. Aisha Gomez, a Democratic member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, was captured on video Thursday night “engaged in protests with the violent Leftist group Antifa.”
Pavlich noted further, “After President Trump finished his rally in Minneapolis, members of the group assaulted Trump supporters and burned ‘Make America Great Again’ hats.”
“Rep. Aisha Gomez (DFL) of the Minnesota House of Representatives is caught on video protesting with ANTIFA in the streets outside Target Center during President Donald Trump's visit to MN. Andy Mannix @AndrewMannix reports for @startribune on federal courts, and law enforcement. Andy Mannix captured on video Antifa protestors outside the Target Center, yelling profanities, beating on random cars driving by, verbally assaulting rally attendees," Twin Cities Talk Radio host Jon Justice wrote regarding the situation in a Facebook post. "4:00 mins into the below video Rep. Gomez dressed in all block is seen participating in intimidating people as they leave the rally, clad in all black.”
So in other words, this woman wasn’t exercising her right to political discourse; she was engaged in political violence, which — by definition — is terrorism (using violence and intimidation to achieve a political objective).
“Does the MN House Speaker support Rep Gomez (dressed in all black wearing a hood) participating in an ANTIFA rally that clashed w MPD? Did any of her other caucus members join in the ANTIFA protests, and does Gov Walz support DFL Legislators joining ANTIFA in their anti-police riot?" Justice noted further.
What, precisely, do Democrats supporting Antifa, which has been identified by the Department of Homeland Security as a domestic threat, hope to gain? Converts? Do they really believe that beating people up, intimidating them, or destroying their property is going to suddenly make those folks say, ‘You know, Ms. Gomez, you’re right…I should be a Democrat. I’ve been such a fool!’
Communists, Nazis, and Marxists for more than 100 years have used, or attempted to use, violence and intimidation to push their own political agenda and gain power. And in many cases over the past several decades, they’ve been successful.
But America is a different beast — fundamentally, culturally, and politically. We don’t like to be told what to do, who to support, and what we can and cannot say. In fact, the more violent and crappy people are to us who are pushing their own agenda, the more resistant we become to the ideas and ideology they are pushing.
Democrats want to behave like modern-day Left-wing revolutionaries. They truly believe their bullying tactics are going to ultimately be successful.
After Election Day next year, they’re going to discover their violence and intimidation actually worked against them. In states like Minnesota.
Meanwhile, state lawmakers there need to figure out whether it’s okay for one of their members to harass and intimidate the citizens.