He has worked for the Center for American Progress and worked with John Podesta on Barack Obama’s State Department Transition Team.
Mr. Signer has been busy since yesterday evening — all over ever news show I saw — in his zeal to lay yesterday’s outbreak of violence “at the steps of the White House.”
If it is true that the Unite the Right group, a group which had a lawful permit, were forced to walk through the lines of Anti-fa so as to reach their designated assembly place, I submit that the authorities in Charlottesville were hoping for violence to break out.
And how is that the murderer’s car sat there idling for several minutes and was not noticed by the police?
But I digressed:
A couple of hundred
stupid people had a permit to hold a rally. Antifa and Black Lives Matter did not. The stupid people who were exercising their rights had their permit pulled and were told to disperse. And so the police in fact threw these people right into the cement filled soda cans being thrown by Antifa. The police? They were told to stand down. Here is a little viewed video that includes Fox news McKelway who was standing right in the midst of it with the police. Start it at 2:40
McKelway told FOX News viewers the police pulled out of Lee Park after the violence started.
The police told him, “We’re leaving. It’s too dangerous.” This was after violent Antifa terrorists launched an attack on the white supremacists.
Move the video to 2:40.
Doug McKelway: We are now beginning to hear criticism bubble up on all sides of this event about the initial slow response by the police. When I got out of my car yesterday in Charlottesville about 10:30 in the morning you knew this was a bad scene and bad things were going to be happening because people were congregating at Lee Park and Emancipation Park wearing helmets, body armor, carrying big heavy sticks. Nobody was intent on peace here from either side. People were intent on causing havoc and causing damage. And even as wounded were being brought out of the park police were sitting idly by. I was standing off a cordoned off area where the police had set up as a staging area, the state police, and they said you can come in here this is a safe area. But when the tear gas started to fly, thrown by protesters, the police themselves began to evacuate then. I asked the guy who was in charge, “Where you going?” He said, “We’re leaving. It’s too dangerous.” They had a chance to nip this thing in the bud and they chose not to.
McKelway also interviewed a police spokeswoman who said “people” were hurling soda cans filled with cement.This is an Antifa tactic.
One can only wonder if there were those who wanted this rumble to turn into what it did. H/T: Gateway Pundit