Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant has shown over the last couple of weeks that, much like Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, she is willing to bend the truth beyond the breaking point if it means supporting the anarchists who have taken control of several downtown city blocks and a police precinct. Endlessly denying the reality of the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone, Sawant this week went out of her way to deny the non-peaceful reality within the territory after a young man was shot and killed on Friday night.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the loved ones of the black protester who was tragically killed this morning by gunfire at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP),” Sawant said. “Socialist Alternative and I stand in solidarity with the family and friends of the victim, and with the injured protester now in the hospital, as well as with all community members and fellow activists.”
That’s when Sawant veered off the Path of Sanity.
“Though we await confirmation of the details of the killing, there are indications that this may have been a right-wing attack. If so, this would not be the first such attack on the Capitol Hill Black Lives Matter protest,” Sawant mused. “We need immediate solidarity with the protest at the CHOP, and unity in our movement against reactionary violence. Our movement refuses to be intimidated.”
Need we use the left-wing media’s favorite phrase and point out that Sawant made this claim “without evidence?”
But that didn’t stop her from taking her conspiratorial story all the way to the West Wing.
“It is no accident that right-wing hate and violence has grown dramatically with Donald Trump in the White House. If this killing turns out to be a right-wing attack, President Trump bears direct responsibility, since he has fomented reactionary hatred specifically against the peaceful Capitol Hill occupation, and even threatened to intervene with federal troops,” Sawant wrote.
Right, because the idea of deploying federal troops to clear out an illegal occupation is completely racist, outrageous, and unprecedented. We wonder what Sawant thought about the Bundy family holing up at that wildlife refuge building in 2016. Although, given the ignorance she’s displayed about the so-called CHOP, we would be more than a little surprised if she ever heard about that standoff. Hell, this woman might give you a blank look if you mentioned Waco.
Sawant, who fully supports disbanding the Seattle Police Department, finished her ridiculous rant with this sentence of peak absurdity: “Our movement should also demand and insist that the Seattle Police fully investigate this attack and be held accountable to bring the killer(s) to justice.”
These people literally defy satire.