During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stated that the “people taking to the streets, marching for justice” are among the “everyday heroes” who are “stepping up to help their country.”
Honoring the “selfless and strong and undaunted” American spirit that was evident in the wake of the jihadist attacks on 9/11 nineteen years ago, Gillibrand likened it to current events: “Today, we are seeing that same spirit in the face of a new challenge. We see it in the essential workers who put themselves in harm’s way to fight COVID-19. In the communities working together to distribute food and lift each other up. In the people taking to the streets, marching for justice.
“These everyday heroes are stepping up to help their country. But Republicans in Congress are not stepping up or helping them. They’re failing them. These heroes deserve leaders who fight for them just as hard as our heroes fight for us.”
Wait — “the people taking to the streets, marching for justice”? Does she mean the Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters waging a war on police and laying waste to inner cities across the country? She’s likening them to the 9/11 first responders and today’s “essential workers” like doctors and nurses? Those violent protesters are “everyday heroes stepping up to help their country”?