On Thursday, previous first lady Michelle Obama criticized President Trump and those who participated in the riots at the U.S. Capitol, saying they “desecrated the center of American government.”
“Like all of you, I watched as a gang — organized, violent, and mad they’d lost an election — laid siege to the United States Capitol,” Obama wrote in a statement shared to social media. “They set up gallows. They proudly waved the traitorous flag of the Confederacy through the halls. They desecrated the center of American government.”
Like all of you, I’ve been feeling so many emotions since yesterday. I tried to put my thoughts down here: pic.twitter.com/9xzRvrpk7y
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 7, 2021
“[O]nce authorities finally gained control of the situation, these rioters and gang members were led out of the building not in handcuffs, but free to carry on with their days,” the former first lady continued. “The day was a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can’t handle the truth of his own failures.”
Michelle Obama contends that there was a “disconnect” between the Capitol police response and law enforcement’s actions during the BLM summer’s riots and the protests on Capitol Hill.
“In city after city, day after day, we saw peaceful protestors met with brute force,” Obama wrote. “We saw cracked skulls and mass arrests, law enforcement pepper spraying its way through a peaceful demonstration for a presidential photo op.”
“Seeing the gulf between the responses to yesterday’s riot and this summer’s peaceful protests and the larger movement for racial justice is so painful,” she added. “I cannot think about moving on or turning the page until we reckon with the reality of what we saw yesterday.”
It is rather shocking that Michelle Obama has not only attempted to whitewash the widespread riots and lootings unleashed by radical-left elements in the US, but has also attempted to change the entire narrative of the protests on Capitol Hill.
Michelle Obama disrespected Americans as she defended the BLM summer riots in the US a few months ago, she called it a very small fraction of ‘overwhelmingly peaceful’ protests. And yet now she criticizes the President and local law enforcement.
Late Wednesday, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser extended a public emergency for additional 15 days, placing blame on President Trump for inciting the protests and violence that resulted in a death and at least 52 arrests.
The new order had resulted in a 6 p.m. curfew, imposed Wednesday afternoon after protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol building as Congress was in progress of certifying the Electoral College win by President Elect Joe Biden, causing the process to halt momentarily.