Massachusetts Democrat Representative Ayanna Pressley is sounding the alarm for “unrest in the streets.”
During an interview on MSNBC, Pressley was critical of Republican politicians for ignoring problems Americans are facing.
Pressley also expressed her concern about voter suppression tied to what she feels is an effort to undermine the U.S. Postal Service before the elections in November.
Universal mail-in voting is a big issue for Democrats.
Pressley said these issues demand attention and called for “unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives.”
Pressley’s comments come at a time when violence and looting continue to escalate in major cities, including Chicago, Portland, Seattle, and New York, since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Democrat political leaders are silent over the increase in criminal activity.
For example, last night a man was beaten by rioters in Portland, Oregon.
GRAPHIC: With the streets in downtown Portland occupied by BLM & antifa rioters, a man crashed his car. The mob pulled him out & beat him senseless in front of the passenger. He’s bleeding & unconscious. No police. Video by @livesmattershow. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/jjnt5dUeb8
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 17, 2020
Pressley’s views were criticized on social media.
We need mail in voting because voting in person is too dangerous but we also need "unrest in the streets" until we get it.
Makes perfect sense. pic.twitter.com/HrXJ56xejw
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 15, 2020
Rep. Pressley is a disgrace to the office. Her words will incite violence, given the conditions & mentality of the rioters. Her words will result in more riotous acts, not peaceful protests because of the present mindset of the rioters. Therefore, she is complicit in the crimes!
— Kim A. Foster (@_KimAFoster) August 16, 2020
Pressley’s comment encouraging social unrest is outrageous and grossly irresponsible.
Elected officials should be calling for calm, not “unrest in the streets.”
Democrats such as Pressley feel chaos provides them with a political advantage but it’s going to backfire.