Mitch McConnell blocked a resolution that condemned the order by the administration (Barr reportedly issued the order) to use tear gas and rubber bullets as well as other aggressive actions against PEACEFUL protesters.
“The Democratic resolution would also throw congressional support behind the right of Americans to protest peacefully and the belief that “violence and looting are unlawful, unacceptable and contrary to the purpose of peaceful protests.””
Yet McConnell blocked it saying it didn’t do enough to address racial injustice or ending riots. But Schumer’s resolution was specific to what happened at Lafayette Park and in support of PEACEFUL exercise of First Amendment rights.
“”If a senator objects, they should be asked if they believe Americans do not have the constitutional right to exercise the freedom of speech. … Do they support the president’s use of tear gas against people, including families, who are peacefully protesting in a public park?” Schumer said”.
And to highlight McConnell’s leadership, when asked about Trump’s Monday evening speech, he replied, “I’m not going to critique other people’s performances” Seriously? The Senate Majority Leader won’t critique other people’e performance? Abdication of leadership and fear of Trump at it’s highest level.