Law and Order.
In a CNN townhall, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have raised eyebrows by siding with the common progressive claim that systemic racism in America’s police departments is victimizing black Americans.
By 2017, Marco Rubio couldn't get elected as a PTA representative
During Wednesday’s townhall, a questioner asked Rubio about race relations in the United States. Although the voter’s question made no mention whatsoever of law enforcement or the police, Rubio was quick to use it as an opportunity to question the racial attitudes of American police. Rubio then proceeded to cite accounts of police targeting minorities. “You talk about race relations, it’s a difficult issue in this country,” Rubio said, “And I know a lot if it is centered around law enforcement and police departments.” Rubio explained that when a young black male is repeatedly targeted by American police officers “for no reason, what is he supposed to think?”
Rubio said that he has personally “seen” minorities targeted by American law enforcement: “In this country [there is] a significant number particularly of young African-American males who feel as if they are treated differently than the rest of society. And here’s the bottom line: Whether you agree with them or not–I happen to have seen this happen–but whether you agree or not, if a significant percentage of the American family believes that they are being treated differently than everyone else, we have a problem, and we have to address it as a society and as a country… I do not believe we can fulfill our potential as a nation unless we address that."
While Rubio made a brief token acknowledgement that the “overwhelming majority” of law enforcement are “incredible,” he immediately began to emphasize systemic racism: “But I also know–but I also know–there are communities in this country where minority communities and the police department have a terrible relationship,” Rubio said.
Rubio’s latest statements come in addition to previous comments he made last year in which he seemed to lend his personal support to the rhetoric of the anti-cop Black Lives Matter movement, suggesting that the issue the controversial protesters are fighting is “legitimate” and that the growing “resentment” of law enforcement was understandable. Rubio’s comments prompted Black Lives Matter’s DeRay McKesson to reach out via twitter to Sen. Rubio and request a meeting.
By stark contrast, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has been very vocal in his support for law enforcement: “Police are the most mistreated people in this country… the most mistreated people,” Trump said in a January GOP debate.
“The police are absolutely mistreated and misunderstood,” Trump reiterated in a February debate. “The police in this country have done an unbelievable job of keeping law and order, and they’re afraid for their jobs, they’re afraid of the mistreatment they get… They can’t act. They can’t act. They’re afraid for losing their pension, their job. They don’t know what to do. And I deal with them all the time. We have to give great respect, far greater than we are right now, to our really fantastic police.” As Breitbart News has reported, Trump’s pro-police statements prompted immediate criticism from supporters of the Black Lives Matter group.Most people don't know how vastly America has changed since the rise of Trump has occurred. It's baffling at times to even contemplate what is happening for those of us close to the action and watching the implosion of Conservatism Inc.
Law and order.
Three words the American people yearn to hear.
You won't hear it from Marco Rubio, who has three little words for you instead: Black Lives Matter.