Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) must live in some sort of alternate universe. On MSNBC, the senator went on record claiming that there has been no violence at anti-Trump protests:
Let’s make it clear: these marches that happened all over the country have been peaceful without exception, and when there’s a deviation, we call it out.
Well that’s just precious. I wonder when he and his leftist ilk are planning on calling out the deviations? Because here’s a partial list.
Going back to the days after the election, protests erupted all over the country, including some violent acts by rioters. From USA Today on November 11:
For the third night in a row, anti-Donald Trump demonstrators took to the streets in several big cities and on college campuses across the United States, including an outburst of smashed windows and a dumpster fire in Portland that police countered with pepper spray and flash-bang devices.
About 4,000 protesters assembled downtown late Thursday chanting “we reject the president-elect!” the Associated Press reported. Some among the crowd vandalized 19 cars at a dealership in Northeast Portland, according to a sales manager, Oregonlive.com reports. Protesters then headed west, over the Broadway Bridge and into the Pearl District, where the windows of several businesses were smashed.
And how can we forget the protests in the aftermath of the inauguration? CNN reported on January 21:
Six police officers were injured and 217 protesters arrested Friday after a morning of peaceful protests and coordinated disruptions of Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony gave way to ugly street clashes in downtown Washington.
At least two DC police officers and one other person were taken to the hospital after run-ins with protesters, DC Fire Spokesman Vito Maggiolo told CNN.[…]
Anti-Trump protests also broke out Friday in US cities, including New York, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago and Portland, Oregon. Authorities in Seattle say one person was in critical condition at a hospital with a gunshot wound. Demonstrations also took place overseas in Hong Kong, Berlin and London.
And how about the Women’s March on Washington? Some pro-life women were verbally harassed, and another woman reported being spat upon by abortion rights advocates. Of course we can’t forget Madonna telling a crowd, “I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything.”
The most recent example took place at the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, where a protest against a planned speech by provocateur and Trump enthusiast Milo Yiannopoulos turned violent. In the New York Times, writer Malini Ramaiyer wrote an opinion piece entitled, “How Violence Undermined the Berkeley Protest” in which she wrote, “Until Wednesday, I never felt in danger during a protest.” How is this a peaceful demonstration?
Senator Murphy, when are you going to call these violent rioters out, to use your phrasing? We’re waiting.