Minneapolis Dems Let Protesters Rip The City Apart, Now Demand Taxpayers Pay To Rebuild
Minneapolis Democrats allowed protesters to level the city and are now demanding taxpayers pay to rebuild it. Riots broke out following the death of George Floyd who died shortly after an officer attempted to arrest him for forgery. The violence and theft that issued went well outside of the constitutional right to protest but lawmakers did little to thwart the attack and now they expect taxpayers to partially cover the costs?
That's liberal logic for you.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, more than 200 buildings across the Minneapolis-area have been destroyed or damaged in the riots, which will require at least $55 million in repairs. However, that number will likely be much higher — up into the "hundreds of millions," Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, a Democrat, said this week.
"We will do everything we can as we shift to recovery mode," Frey said. "We're recovering from crises sandwiched on top of each other, from COVID-19 to the police killing and then the looting which took place afterward."
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) and city leaders will seek federal assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to "offset" the cost of damage repairs, the Star Tribune reported. Walz's administration is reportedly discussing the matter with Minnesota's congressional delegation, including with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D).
The announcement came after Frey openly admitted that lawmakers allowed so-called protesters to destroy the third precinct police department where the officers involved in the attempted arrest of Floyd reportedly worked.
From The Star Tribune:
After the 2015 riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan repeatedly sought about $19 million in aid from FEMA for public agencies that responded to the unrest. At the time, Hogan pointed to federal assistance provided to Los Angeles following the 1992 unrest over the beating of Rodney King. FEMA denied Hogan's request.
[Rep. Betty] McCollum expressed doubt about Minneapolis and St. Paul's chances of getting federal disaster funding, a decision that is up to President Donald Trump. Alternatively, the state could seek funding through Congress' annual appropriations, but that would require the Democratic-led House, Republican-led Senate and Trump to sign on.
The President wouldn't be wrong to deny them disaster relief funds considering that he urged lawmakers across the nation to deploy the national guard before things got out of hand. Trump has a duty to rebuild areas ravished by disaster but what if it's at least partially self -inflicted? After all, he also has a duty to protect the American taxpayers from negligent spending.