There’s nothing sweeter than the sound of a liberal versus liberal squabble. Seattle’s Democratic Mayor, Jenny Durkan, has been front and center in the media coverage of her city’s downfall during the Black Lives Matter riots and protests. A group of rebels was even able to create an “autonomous” lawless zone right in the heart of Seattle’s downtown.
Liberals love their policies and a false sense of moral high ground; that is, until it’s all imposed on them. That’s exactly what happened to Mayor Durkan. One of the cities Council Members, Khshama Sawant, a self-proclaimed socialist, aided in marching protesters to Durkan’s home with a list of demands.
Durkan, who supported the protesters, the notion to defund the police, and even the crime-infested “CHOP” autonomous zone, did not like being on the receiving end of her own ideals. According to Fox News, Sawant was “marching protesters to the mayor’s home and encouraging protesters to occupy the city’s East Precinct, along with raising a handful of ethics concerns.”
In defense, Durkan sent an email to City Council President Lorena Gonzalez claiming Sawant’s use of her position as a city official was “in violation of law” and Sawant was “recklessly” undermining other people’s safety for “political theatre.”
Ironically, mayor Durkan failed to mention her very own behavior led to not only the same consequences but worse. Durkan used her political position to support anti-cop violence, allowed for a group to create an autonomous zone riddled with crime which resulted in the death of a 19-year-old and a 16-year-old from two separate shooting incidents.
No, Durkan did not mention any of that in her email. Instead, the mayor called for Sawant’s removal. “Durkan cited city law that allows the council to ‘punish or expel’ a member for ‘disorderly or otherwise contemptuous behavior” reported Fox News. “All of us have joined hundreds of demonstrations across the city, but Council Member Sawant and her followers chose to do so with reckless disregard of the safety of my family and children” Durkan’s email stated.
Who do the citizens of Seattle get to email to call upon to “punish or expel” for putting their family and children in danger due to Durkan’s “disorderly or otherwise contemptuous behavior?” Durkan and Sawant have the exact same values and misled morals; but when using them on one another, they turned to enemies.
In response to the death of a 16-year-old Monday, Sawant tweeted: “While we await details of this tragic killing, it highlights capitalism’s brutality & endemic violence. Our movement rejects insinuations & falsehoods perpetuated by corporate & conservative media that this violence is the outcome of CHOP or of our movement.” That is the most deranged statement if there ever was one. Hopefully, these socialists will fight each other out of office.