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The administration of President Joe Biden, a Democrat whose party vociferously complained when his predecessor sought in 2020 to deploy DHS to quell violent rioting by Black Lives Matter extremists, is reportedly now deploying HS “staff” to deal with a potential convoy of peacefully protesting truckers at the Super Bowl.
During a briefing Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Department of Homeland Security is “taking all necessary steps to ensure that the convoy does not disrupt lawful trade and transportation or interfere with federal government and law enforcement operations.”
“[T]he Department of Homeland Security is surging additional staff to its incident command post. There’s strong cooperation with the California Highway Patrol, the Los Angeles Police Department, and state and local authorities,” she said.
“And the Department already has a lead field coordinator and emergency operations center in place, as would be standard protocol, given this is a large event — the Super Bowl. And they will build on that. There’s already 500 DHS personnel providing extensive air and maritime security resources,” she added.
Psaki attempted to justify these draconian actions by claiming that the administration believes in peaceful protest — just not the kind that might affect “workers being able to travel back and forth across the bridge who are going to work, who may work on different sides of the border, the ability to get food on the table to American families, to get auto parts to manufacturers who are trying to make vehicles.”
“While we certainly believe in peaceful protest…”
Jen Psaki attempts to justify action against Canadian truckers. pic.twitter.com/0oXNCwEhTW
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 11, 2022
But this isn’t the rhetoric that Democrats espoused when former President Donald Trump sought to deploy DHS troops to quell violent rioting that was destroying businesses, endangering motorists, and screwing up traffic.
In fact, Democrats went so far as to drag several Trump administration officials into Congress to grill them over the deployment.
“Appearing Tuesday afternoon before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Cuccinelli was the latest Trump administration official to defend to Congress the controversial decision to deploy federal agents to protests in cities across the country,” Courthouse News reported at the time.
“Democrats and civil rights groups have condemned the move, calling it an overreaction that has heightened tensions at what have been mostly peaceful protests against police violence in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.”
But the so-called “peaceful protests” were often violent riots. Conversely, the trucker protests that spawned in Canada have been 100 percent peaceful thus far, with no businesses being arsoned, no bystanders being assaulted and no innocent people being killed.
The White House press secretary’s remarks came three days after the Biden DHS issued a bulletin/alert to law enforcement agencies across the country about “a convoy of truckers planning to potentially block roads in major metropolitan cities in the United States in protest of, among other things, vaccine mandates for truck drivers.”
The alert warned that this convoy of disgruntled U.S. citizens “intends to start in California as early as mid-February and travel to Washington, D.C., as late as mid-March, reportedly gathering truckers as they travel across the country.”
The announcement struck some as quite odd. It seemed, critics said, that the Biden DHS is more concerned with tracking peacefully protesting U.S. citizen truckers than with tracking the illegal aliens, including potential terrorists, crossing into America from the unprotected southern border.
Homeland Security can track Truckers but not illegal immigrants ESPECIALLY from Afghanistan whom are likely TALIBAN agents & other Jihad or Hamas MUSLIM TERRORISTS who have VOWED to destroy America… SUCH PATRIOT’S like @DHSgov should get Congressional Medals of BULLSHIT https://t.co/d8ZaCuruZ2
— Torrence (@TorrentsofFire) February 11, 2022
@DHSgov how dare you sit there on @CBSMornings and talk about these truckers wanting their freedoms back while you sit on your ass and allow 2 million ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS into my country! You should be in jail you ignorant pos!
— tiredoffakenews (@footballmom2754) February 11, 2022
@DHSgov Why is Homeland Security monitoring the Truckers, but not the pedophiles, illegal aliens and MS-13 that cross our deliberate open border?
Americans want to know.
— FreeSpeech#1 (@1_freespeech) February 10, 2022
Hey, @DHSgov @dhsnusarblx @AliMayorkas @SecMayorkas @RepAndyBiggsAZ @Jim_Jordan @laurenboebert: WHY IS DHS JUMPING ON THE TRUCKERS, while the SOUTHERN BORDER is allowing UNKNOWN ILLEGAL ALIENS into the USA like a BATHTUB DRAIN FOR YEARS???
— Onefeistywench (@Onefeistywench) February 10, 2022
The trucker protests that began in Canada and may be headed to the states are centered on vaccine mandates that truck drivers say are illogical and unnecessary, given as they spend the vast majority of their work time by themselves in their truck cabs.
The BLM riots of 2020, on the other hand, centered on the death of George Floyd, a criminal suspect who died in police custody. BLM extremists claimed that his death was part of a pattern of “black and brown” people being unjustly killed by the police. However, the data has shown that no such pattern exists.
Democrats nevertheless eagerly supported and defended BLM, with the current president’s own staffers helping bail out violent rioters.
Years later, these same Democrats are now vociferously opposed to the thus-far peaceful truck protests …
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