• Before Chauvin Decision, After It: Leading Democrats Behave Scandalously

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    Surge Summary: Rep. Maxine Waters behaved unethically before the Derek Chauvin verdict was announced and after its announcement Speaker Pelosi behaved weirdly, President Biden irresponsibly.  All of them continue to slander America.

    by Gary Bauer

    The Decision

    Late [Tuesday] afternoon, the jury hearing the case of Police Officer Derek Chauvin handed down its verdict:  Guilty on all three charges.

    The verdict wasn’t a surprise.  Anybody watching the nine-minute video would have had a hard time concluding that Chauvin’s conduct was appropriate police work.

    And I suspect most of the country breathed a sigh of relief after the verdict was announced.  The rioting that occurred all last year and in recent days would have been on steroids if the verdict had been different.

    Sadly, the case is not over.  Three more officers are still awaiting trial for their roles in the death of George Floyd.

    And, ironically, at least in part because of the terrible politicization of the case (most notably from Rep. Maxine Waters), Chauvin is certain to appeal.  Her comments, along with the judge’s refusal to sequester the jury throughout the trial, are strong grounds for an appeal and could result in a mistrial, as Judge Peter Cahill even conceded.

    If Chauvin’s appeal succeeds it won’t be the result of “systemic racism in the judicial system.”  It will be due to the left’s constant efforts to politicize the trial.

    By the way, the effort to reprimand Rep. Waters failed in the House of Representatives [Tuesday] on a party line vote.  Every Democrat voted to protect her, while every Republican voted to reprimand her.

    Speaking of outrageous remarks, did you see what Nancy Pelosi said [Tuesday]?  She thanked George Floyd for sacrificing his life for justice.  That’s just bizarre.  If Floyd hadn’t relapsed back into drug addiction or resisted the police officers for 17 minutes, the entire country would have been spared the tumult of the past year.

    What was Pelosi thinking when she “thanked” Floyd for dying?  His family is still in mourning!

    A final point:  Even though the video of what happened to George Floyd was horrifying and the case became a symbol of racial justice in America, there is zero evidence that the outcome would have been any different if George Floyd had been white.

    There was no evidence suggesting that Police Officer Derek Chauvin was motivated by racism.  There were no racial comments made on the video.  It may well be an example of bad policing.  But it is not evidence of racism by law enforcement.

    The Race-Baiting

    President Biden and Vice President Harris could have used their remarks last night to bring healing and racial reconciliation. They could have reassured people of color by saying that the system works for everybody.  That’s not what they did.

    Once again, they did their best to continue roiling the waters.  They kept up their non-stop effort to smear the United States of America and the people of this country as systemic racists.

    Biden said it was time for us to come together.  But then he said America is systemically racist.  Who’s the “we” that needs to come together?

    You and your racist neighbor?  You and your child’s racist teacher?  You and the racist checkout clerk at your local grocery store?  You and your racist pastor?  Well, obviously, that’s just not the case.

    Are there racists in America?  Of course.  There are racists in every nation, and there always will be.  Racism is a sin.  It must be condemned and resisted at every opportunity.

    But we are the least racist major nation in the world, and certainly the least racist multicultural nation in the world.  To its great credit, America has elected a black president and a black vice president.  We have a black Supreme Court justice.  Many of our major cities have black mayors and police chiefs.

    Show me the black prime minister of Canada, the black prime minister of Great Britain, the black prime minister of France or the black chancellor of Germany.

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    Originally posted here.

    Image: Screen Shot: CNBC; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH83YotdAq8

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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