Tim Waltz, Minnesota’s Trump-hating Democratic governor, just erupted in frustration after the Minnesota senate failed to pass a police reform bill following the rioting in Minneapolis.
Waltz, like many in his party, only seems to believe in democracy if it produces results in his favor. But for the voters who elected Republicans to the state senate, democracy is working well.
[Waltz, a] member of the state’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party said he was “embarrassed” a decision couldn’t be made after the death of George Floyd “and a national reckoning on race and police accountability.”
“The world was watching us,” he added.
Why Waltz appears to think that the “world” demands an effective dismantling of the police force is unclear.
Republicans aren’t just stalling. In fact, they’re refusing to bow to the mob mentality that demands that anti-police measures be implemented.
Fox notes that “Republicans rejected three proposals, according to FOX 9, including any defunding of the police, granting voting rights to felons and giving the Attorney General jurisdiction over police-involved deaths.”
Since when is granting voting rights to felons and defunding the police a good result? For the silent majority, Waltz’s humiliation is their triumph.