Democrats seldom pass up an opportunity to use racism to gaslight our multinational, multiethnic country, never once appearing concerned about how their acerbic remarks tear at the fabric of our society.
Worse, many of them don’t even bother to get their facts straight before leaping at the opportunity to pour more fuel on the flames.
Case in point: Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
On Thursday, she irresponsibly claimed that ‘white supremacy’ was behind a shooting at a Korean hair salon in Dallas last week, though the suspect charged with carrying out the attack is black.
“On Monday, three people in a Korean-owned hair salon in Dallas were gunned by yet another White supremacy replacement theorist,” Beatty said to an assembled crowd at the U.S. Capitol Building to decry the Buffalo, N.Y., shooting suspect — who is white and published a ‘manifesto’ with clearly racist content.
“We are sick of the pipeline from racist rhetoric to racist violence,” Beatty adding, completely unaware of her grotesque hypocrisy.
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In addition to botching the date of the shooting, Beatty got a key detail wrong about the “White supremacy replacement theorist” charged with attacking the Dallas salon: the suspect is Black.
Beatty’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Because, of course, there would be no response from her office; then, she’d have to explain why she was so horribly wrong.
“Jeremy Smith, 37, was booked into the Dallas County jail and is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He allegedly walked into the Hair World Salon on May 11 and opened fire on the seven people inside with a .22 caliber rifle, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia told reporters,” Fox News reported, adding that he fired 13 shots before fleeing the scene in a minivan. Surveillance video captured Smith’s van and determined that it was a 2004 Honda Odyssey, according to police.
More to the point about Beatty’s insidious error, the FBI is investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Beatty, however, was correct in expressing her disgust for what took place in Buffalo.
“I am horrified to see another devastating act of hateful gun violence in America. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the thirteen innocent people who lost their lives due to this tragic hate crime,” Beatty said in a statement on Monday.
“This story is not new; we’ve seen this play out repeatedly. But we are very clear, thoughts and prayers are not enough,” she added.
But her ‘solution’ is completely off-base; per The Hill, she is the latest House Democrat to call on the Senate to abolish the filibuster so party colleagues in the upper chamber can trample on the Second Amendment rights of the tens of millions of American gun owners who did nothing wrong in Buffalo or anywhere else that day.
“There must be accountability for hate, there must be criminal justice reform, and there must be common-sense gun reform. That is why Democrats in the House passed sweeping legislation to address these glaring issues,” Beatty said.