Unsurprisingly, conservative gatekeeper Erick Erickson is now defending Marco Rubio’s comments which downplayed the Left’s involvement in the current riots sweeping across America.
Rubio originally tweeted, “Various domestic terror groups on BOTH far left & right are instigating & committing acts of violence & looting. They are stealing the focus away from the murder of Mr. Floyd & the legitimate problems it revealed.”
However, Fox News commentator Lisa Marie Boothe challenged Rubio’s dubious assertion.
She tweeted, “What groups on the right? With all due respect, this is a cowardly response.”
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) May 31, 2020
Rubio then responded, “With all due respect @LisaMarieBoothe what would be cowardly is condemning what Antifa is doing in the street but ignore what certain extremist groups on the far right are encouraging followers to do on telegram & facebook. I am against ANY group that undermines law & order.”
Erickson retweet commented Rubio’s tweet:
He’s not wrong. Got Antifa in the streets right now but we had those idiots in Charlottesville and the Ahmaud Aubrey truthers online.
BLP has reported on Erickson’s previous defenses of establishment narratives.
Instead of defending dissident right voices like Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, Erickson decided to label them as reactionary.
If conservatives want to know why political correctness is so pervasive, they should no further at Erickson’s behavior.
It takes two to tango in our politically correct status quo and Fat Erick is more than willing to dance.
U.S. Law Enforcement Bust 27 People Connected to Mexican Sinaloa Cartel
Over two dozen people were arrested on drug charges in connection to a Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Following a two-year investigation, 27 people were arrested through Operation Tripwire, an investigation effort U.S. officials have been working on featuring members of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The trafficking network went from Los Angeles, California to Tucson, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where cocaine originating from Mexico was smuggled stateside. The United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady declared “this is a large organization that was trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine throughout the country and has direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.”
U.S. authorities recounted that the investigations started after an agent in Pittsburgh was able to identify an address that received large quantities of suspicious-looking packages coming from California. Since then, agents started to do investigation on other members of the network across the U.S.
Across the span of seven months, authorities were able to intercept U.S. calls made by some of the alleged traffickers with Sinaloa carte leaders in Mexico. On September 9, 2020, 27 were arrested in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania.
According to American authorities, $1.3 million in cash and over 140 kilograms of cocaine were seized. The aforementioned people arrested are now facing a prison sentence of between 10 years and life in prison.
The border situation is no joke. Prior administrations have largely neglected the issue and have allowed for unprecedented levels of illegal immigration and drug trafficking to cross the U.S. border.
In a prior instance, BLP reported on how Mexico is a failed state that cannot maintain public order and is largely being pushed around by cartels. Due to its proximity to the U.S., Mexico’s problems will likely spillover stateside.
This is why border security is crucial. Thankfully, the U.S. has a president in Donald Trump that gets the memo. He’ll still need help from Congress, however,
That’s why it’s crucial that America First Republicans have strong showings at all branches of government in 2020.
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